Brain injury survivors are just that—survivors. They are not victims. They have a unique perspective on life and want nothing more than to be treated as equals. No other injury, illness, or condition affects the whole person as does brain injury.
A person with a brain injury often needs to use different compensation strategies to get through the day, but these are not so different from others who use day planners, PDAs, or other devices to help them remember things and stay organized. A person with brain injury may need your support and encouragement, but they’ll never need your pity. They’ve already overcome many difficulties and their human spirit is not diminished because of their struggle.