Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor: Karen Menz’s Journey of Resilience

by | Jun 22, 2018 | Personal Growth and Development

Introduction: Faith and Perseverance as a TBI Survivor

Dear Reader, my name is Karen Menz, and I am a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor. Each day presents its challenges, but through my unwavering faith in God, I find the strength to overcome. As a survivor, my story reflects both the struggles and triumphs that come with living after a TBI.

Traumatic Brain Injury SurvivorThe Onset of My Journey as a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

My journey with traumatic brain injury began in childhood with a severe truck accident, leading to numerous stitches from the top of my head to the bottom. Over the years, I endured various incidents, including physical abuse, a training accident at Officer Candidate School, and a significant brain tumor in my frontal lobe, which required surgery. The subsequent road accidents, including a severe one on September 28th, 2015, compounded my brain injuries.

Living in a Protective Bubble

Post-injury life often feels like living in a protective bubble. My bubble is fortified with prayer and faith in Jesus Christ. To an onlooker, I might seem perfectly normal, engaging in everyday activities. However, what is normal? For me, it’s about adapting to a new ‘average’, managing a delayed response time, and finding ways to stay connected and engaged with others.

The Reality of Being a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

My earlier years were marked by leadership and motivation, especially during my 24 years of service in the Army National Guard. Despite my TBI, I strived to share my gifts and inspire others. Now, I want to reach out to fellow survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, or related conditions to say: You are not alone. My mission is to offer support, create a community on Facebook for those affected, and remind you that you are loved and valued.

Conclusion: Offering Support and Coaching

As a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor, I understand the unique challenges and barriers we face. My goal is to coach and guide others to a more fulfilling life, leveraging my experiences to provide support and encouragement.

Karen Menz TBI survivor

Hello there, I´m Karen

Welcome to my special corner of the internet, a place where I share my unique insights on TBI recovery and healthy living. As a TBI recovery coach and a testament to the transformative power of wellness, I believe in offering simple yet powerful advice to help you on your journey to better health. My experience, backed by my certification and personal recovery story, fuels my desire to help you develop a personalized plan to achieve your health goals.



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