"Traumatic brain injuries represent the leading cause of death and disability in young adults in industrialized countries," Schroeter et al. 2010.
"This peek into the real-life trials and triumphs of a young woman who survives a horrific car crash and struggles to regain academic excellence and meaningful social relationships is a worthwhile read for anyone who needs information, inspiration or escape from the isolation so common after traumatic brain injury," Susan H. Connors - President/CEO, Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
Kelly B. Darmofal suffered a severe closed head injury in 1992, and endured a lengthy convalescence. Kelly now advocates for the TBI of America - especially students.
"No teacher in high school or college was trained to work with students like me," remarks Kelly.
Kelly was the first TBI-certified student in her high school. She now lectures on this "black hole" in education whenever possible, and relates her early TBI experiences with hopes of affecting change.