Life After Traumatic Brain Injury: a Healing Journey in Surviving TBI, an Empowering True Story
by Kristin Abello
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Pub Date 30 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 28 Mar 2023
In 2002, while on a training run in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Raul, in preparation for the Marine Corps Marathon, Kristin Abello was struck by a car. As a result, she sustained a traumatic brain injury and other physical traumas. The initial consensus was that she wasn’t going to survive, but miraculously, she did and in Sunrise, she tells her story of faith, love, hope and healing from TBI. While a love story, it is also the true story of her fight for survival. She and Raul were a young couple in love when the catastrophic car accident nearly pulled them apart. Abello tells how the support and prayers of her husband, family, and friends formed the basis of her miraculous recovery.
A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to (TIRR) The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research and TIRR Memorial Hermann.
As a companion to the book, Abello has also released Sunrise TBI Journal: Life After Traumatic Brain Injury Daily Diary (Nov. 1, 2022; ISBN 978-1956642360), where TBI survivors can process their thoughts and log their progress. By taking the time to set the tone for the day and reflect at the end of the evening of each day, brain injury survivors begin to establish repetition through the routine of journaling.
A Note From the Publisher
How Kristin managed motherhood and a marriage while in rehabilitation for a TBI
How to offer forgiveness for the people and events that caused physical and mental trauma
Tips for finding the balance of listening to medical professionals while also pursuing one’s own fulfillment (referencing her decision to pursue a high risk pregnancy)
5 Things she wished she knew at the beginning of her healing journey
5 Tips to manage physically, mentally and emotionally with a TBI
National publicity campaign