Welcome to another wonderful day of Brain Injury Awareness Month! I would like to address two topics today. One of the topics is the connection between speech, SWALLOWING, and aphasia.  I just read a comepletely fascinating article about this and I will do my best to share it with you. I am titling the other…


Hello, everyone!  I am working on revising my short story, “Sock it to Me” today.  This story has been through the spin cycle (it takes place primarily in a laundromat) nemurous times.  It started out on paper quite a while ago and has now emerged today in a 12-point, Times New Roman font.  It is…


MARCH 2018 Hello, everyone, and welcome to Monday, March 5th, or “DAY 5” of BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH!

My name is Marina Agerter and I am a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor. I sustained my TBI from a motor vehicle accident on Black Friday in 2002. I do not recall this day and I probably never will. I went through intensive inpatient and outpatient therapy, re-learning how to read, write, walk, and talk in complete sentences. I was about to complete my final semester of undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities when the accident occurred. I was, after time, able to complete my studies and receive my degree in psychology. I became a TBI Support Group Facilitator in Duluth, Minnesota and I continue my group on-line on Facebook. I am blessed beyond belief and I do my best to take it one day at a time. God bless you!