6-Year Anniversary Post
By Joanne Phillips, MS, RD
April 15, 2013
First I want to thank you all for acknowledging my 6 year anniversary, it means so much to have your continued support. While 6 years have gone by, April 15th will always be the day my life changed.
I took this picture at Christmas when I was at my friend’s store in New Jersey. I thought it was fitting to put it with my post this year.
For many years I didn’t feel that could win the battles that came with a severe brain injury, broken bones and torn muscles. Truth be told, I still haven’t won all the battles that accompany my injuries, but I now have something that has gained more power in my life and helps me continue to fight forward each day: FAITH.
No doubt there are hundreds of directions a traumatic brain injury can go. For some reason God gave me an opportunity to live, to walk, to talk, to function independently, to still have a great career, to keep ALL the memories of my life, to keep my eye-sight which I was in very serious jeopardy of losing.
While 6 years later my days are not always easy, they have become more manageable. My brain has become stronger, the emotional swings has lessened, which I am very grateful for! There is still more work to be done so I will continue with my therapies and hope there are more miracles in store for me!
” Keep your eyes on your faith because sometimes that is all you will have”