Haskell Small an accomplished pianist and stroke survivor through his belief and perseverance, further reinforced by his family and physical therapist Jan Dommerholt, exemplify the ability to excel and celebrate life. He accomplished this on his terms, despite the collective doubt.
Marcus Engel and his physician Dr. Tim Jones share a powerful connection that has touched both of their lives and has endured to this day. In his freshman year of college, while driving Marcus was broadsided by another vehicle. He sustained significant trauma that resulted in becoming legally blind and crushing every bone in his face. Marcus required significant reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation and most of all being seen as a “whole person”.
Lizz & Dave exemplify the power of true partnership in rehab and the importance of human connection.
Lizz Cassler who is a traumatic brain injury survivor of 15 years with speech therapist Dave Anders share their story as partners together on this rehab voyage. Lizz now offers her wisdom, care and lived experience to other TBI patients who are just embarking on their journey as a member of the team at On With Life.
Penny Phelan traumatic brain injury survivor and artist, illustrate along with her occupational therapist and fellow artist at Paint A Miracle that beyond the standard rehab process, it is through community which honors our full potential, we can thrive.
Devoted family man & avid golfer shares his remarkable story of rehab and life after a traumatic brain injury. Along with the support of his family, his film maker son has chronicled this journey. With their love, Tod has arrived at a place of acceptance, new awareness and a life devoted to making a difference for those living with a brain injury.
When Olivia Lewis was 21 years old and a college senior, she experienced a brain stem stroke that left her completely paralyzed. With an intense program of rehabilitation, perseverance, and love of her family she made a remarkable recovery along with a new awareness and purpose.
Shelly Propson Tyshka shares her story about her father, Dr. Propson, who was a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor. He lost most of his vision and found art and painting opened up a new world for him. He helped to bring his love of art to his community through Paint a Miracle studio which first opened in 2002. The studio continues to thrive and provide programs and possibilities for those of us with disabilities and other challenges to explore the arts ...
Former Director of the CIA and NSA shares his life altering and affirming story as a stroke survivor in this honest heartfelt interview.
General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Before becoming Director of CIA, General Hayden served as the country’s first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence –and was the highest-ranking intelligence officer in the armed forces. Earlier, he served as Director of the National Security Agency. Currently, he serves as a principal at The Chertoff Group, a security and ...
A truly remarkable spirit. Rather than running away from her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Elizabeth Jameson used her newly acquired medical condition as an opportunity for transformation. Not only did she change her profession from attorney to artist, but she allowed her new perspective to pervade her artwork and view of the world.
Musician, songwriter and author finds new awareness that has transformed her life while living with the challenges of a diagnosis of Dermatomyositis, an autoimmune condition that affects the muscles and skin.