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Tod O’Donnell Interview- A Road Paved by Challenge, Acceptance and Purpose

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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.

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Shelly Propson Tyshka Interview

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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 ...

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General Michael V. Hayden Interview by Ted Meyer

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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 ...

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Elizabeth Jameson Interview- Embracing life to its fullest

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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.

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Susan Trachman Interview

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Artist living with Multiple Sclerosis creates art out of her old medical supplies. Her creations present an opportunity to regain control from the chaos and unpredictability of MS.


Susan Trachman was born in 1961 in the Rancho Park section of Los Angeles. She loved art from an early age and remembers fondly her favorite family outings going to the art museum on Sundays. Susan always loved doing art and thanks to her mother she still has the self portrait she ...

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Joe Barrett Interview- An Honest and Engaging Dialogue on Disability

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Joe Barrett worked in the film industry in Los Angeles in several positions, including Production Design, Camera Operator, and Director. Active and involved in multiple artistic projects, In 2013 he was diagnosed with a debilitating neurologic condition and now is living with MS. In spite of the challenges, Joe worked on his recovery and turned to photography and video.

With a lot of hard work and perseverance he began shooting videos for local musicians and bands. Through his work, he ...

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