You never know which moments in your life will have the most significant impact on you until they happen. It was Christmas 2010 when my life took a drastic turn that I never thought could happen.
At age 28, I felt like the pieces of the puzzle called life were finally starting to make sense. Finally, had an excellent, stable job and a family to call my own. With so much going right for me, I decided to visit my parents that year around Christmas Eve. I was cutting it close, but nothing was stopping me from seeing my parents that year.
Unfortunately, I didn’t count on a drunk driver rear-ending me that night. The force of the impact sent my head crashing into the steering wheel, blood streaming from my head as I attempted to crawl away from my car. To this day, I only remember bits and pieces of the accident, and everything seems to run together the more I think about it.
Every now and then, I have trouble remembering critical events, not only from that night, but also other important moments throughout my life. My high school graduation? Yup, completely forgot it. Prom night, my first car, even the entirety of my band career — is lost to time, at least for me anyway.
Meanwhile, the drunk idiot who hit me walked away from our encounter with little to no scratches on him. There are other side effects (that I don’t care to discuss) that have impacted my lifestyle.
Perhaps the most prominent side effect of my head trauma, though, is the intense pain I endure from headaches. I literally see red, and my vision goes in and out during my episodes. Despite years of treatment, I’m unable to control my headaches.
Luckily, I was able to win compensation for my damages, but I thought about others who weren’t as fortunate and I began to think about ways I could help others obtain justice. My brother always said I had a knack for motivating others, so here we are.
This site is an informational resource platform for everyone to share their experiences with head injuries along with vital information about head trauma. Many people don’t realize how vulnerable their noggin is to the elements. Nearly any blunt instrument is liable to cause immense pain to your brain, and one must understand how this can impact them.