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Series of talks planned during National Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • Photo courtesy Robin Bloom

    Robin Blood is planning a series of talks in March, National Brain Injury Awareness Month.

My name is Robin Bloom. I am a brain injury survivor of three traumatic brain injuries who has learned how to thrive, overcome fear, recreate my life, reclaim my personal power and spiritually awaken to a greater love.

As part of my recovery, I have authored two books, “My Daze of Brain Injury,” and “Wake Up! We’re Going Home,” that detail how I overcame these tragedies. Ten percent of the book sales from My Daze of Brain Injury will be donated to the “Wounded Warrior Project” to help veterans.

I will be sharing my story titled, “Overcoming Brain Injury” on the island during the month of March.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. This is second to physically dying, what humans fear most. TBI is an experience of going through your own death. The good news is, what follows TBI death is the renewal or rebirth that allows for new beginnings. This wisdom is obtained only after you have endured the often long and tiresome journey of rebuilding your life.

Kauai is home to TBI survivors who suffer in silence — with both visible and invisible injuries — struggling to cope with the challenging effects of TBI. They often do not know how to provide for their own needs of feeling safe, loved and supported. These are children, women, men and veterans — and their families and caregivers who are greatly impacted. We also have survivors who have overcome brain trauma and tragedy.

Currently, islandwide we have one support group with about 20 members who meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m, at the Kapaa Neighborhood Center. And we have a phone line for information with the Neurotrauma Support at the Dept of Health.

Through my talks and books, I desire to open a dialogue for awareness of those on the island who need our help with the understanding that a heart-connection is vital for a sense of well-being and healing to occur.

Let’s keep an open heart to help these families of Kauai!

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  1. Charlie Chimknee February 28, 2018 2:16 am Reply

    Aloha and Bravo Ms. Bloom,

    We hope your talks will be transcribed and published here in the Garden Island.

    While it seems you are speaking of Brain Injury from significant Trauma, we hope you’ll also cover repetitive micro trauma to the brain and upper spinal cord and the accumulative negative neuro cerebral effects that over time can have far reaching peripheral consequences to the body’s cells, tissues, organs, and systems, which occur as well from frank trauma to the brain.

    The accompanying, or concomitant, upper cervical and occipital neuro-spinal structural displacement that often accompanies brain trauma, and its lasting and perpetuating effects when left uncorrected cause aberration to the brain stem and higher brain centers is well documented.

    The areas of trauma you are going to speak on are very important issues at the very least for everything that can done for not only after the fact trauma, but also for Prevention.

    Mahalo to Robin Bloom,


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