Personal Stories

So many of our participants have such incredible stories about their journey and what this group means to them that we decided we needed a special area to share them. We are always amazed at the depth of courage, strength, and perseverance of our participants. Although none have traveled an easy road, their stories are often full of hope and inspiration while their resolve is crystal clear… never, ever, give up! If you have a story to share please send it along, we would love to hear from you!

Meet Kevin and Margarita

Meet Kevin and Margarita

We are Kevin and Margarita Bright and we are the caregivers for our daughter Deanna who had a stroke when she was 18 days old.  It was not an easy way to come into the world, and we had many questions that the doctors could not answer.  She is one of three, we have...

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Hi, I’m Kayla!

Hi, I’m Kayla!

Hi, my name is Kayla Routhier, I am 19 years old almost 20 as of July. Many people do not know this, but I had a brain tumor at age 12. In June of 2012 it was classified as stage 4 cancer and removed right in the nick of time before paralyzing me from my neck and...

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Adam’s Story

Adam’s Story

I am Adam Pepiton and I was a victim of a drive by shooting, which happened in September of 2010, in which I was shot in the head and it has had a massive influence on my life. This injury gave me a different perspective on things that most people take for granted...

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I Am My Own Normal

I Am My Own Normal

Since Jan. 2005 I have worked as an in-home caregiver for a young man who has a significant Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, sustained following a car accident. He didn't have any broken bones, but his head was really shook up. The brain injury was so severe that he is...

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The Forgettable Vacation — Lance’s Story

The Forgettable Vacation — Lance’s Story

My name is Lance. While driving my 1985 Goldwing motorcycle somewhere south west of Grand Junction, Colorado, I fell asleep, cold sober in the middle of the day. I almost successfully recovered when I ran out of road. Never a good thing on two-lane black top in...

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Kurt’s Story

Kurt’s Story

Hello. My name is Kurt. I was injured in 1998 during a freshman football game. I am now 31 and I am in a work re-entry program called CTN. I am going to start the job search soon. After my initial injury (during the game), I appeared okay. It was not until the next...

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Brandon’s Story

Brandon’s Story

Hi, my name is Brandon, and this is my story. On December 23rd, 2004 while driving to El Paso Texas, my car hit black ice that covered the highway. This caused me to be in a devastating accident. As a result, I sustained a traumatic brain injury. I was in a coma for...

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Bob’s Story

Bob’s Story

As told to survivor, Sandra Franco-Larson Sacramento, California:  April 7, 2005 Bob Williams of Scottsdale, Arizona, was on a business trip in Sacramento, California when he had a stroke, changing both he and his wife Lizbeth ‘s, life as they knew it. It started with...

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Survivor 2 Survivor

Survivor 2 Survivor

As told to survivor, Sandra Franco-Larson Before her brain injury, Ally identified herself as a student/athlete and played softball. She was a pitcher for both her High school and club softball teams. During her junior year of high school, Ally had surgery to repair a...

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I Was Reborn

I Was Reborn

My name is Kurt Fulton. I'm 36 years old. In December of 1998 I was in a car accident where I received a TBI.  Resulting from this event you could say I was reborn. I had to learn who my family was again and how to do everything all over again. My friend list went...

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Dan and JoJo’s Journey

Dan and JoJo’s Journey

WMF is important to us because it is nice to get together with others who know exactly what it’s like to do things a little differently.

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