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!

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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Friends for Life

Friends for Life

I recommend We’re Moving Forward to any TBI survivor. It is really important to me to have the support and friendships. I feel that the people of W.M.F. will be my friends for life.

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Meet William

Meet William

My name is William Motzkin you see me with my girlfriend Kayla and her aunt. I would like to share my story.

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Climbing Every Mountain — Mark FitzGerald

Climbing Every Mountain — Mark FitzGerald

July 11, 2001, while leading a group of climbers on a glacier in the Bavarian Alps, I slid down the glacier about 35 feet and then through the air 10 feet, before landing on my back.  The first climber to get to me reported that I had lost consciousness. I was on the...

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Christine and Asia

Christine and Asia

Hi there, my name is Christine and my daughter, Asia Ruottinen, is a survivor of a TBI and I wanted to share her story. Back on May 17th, 2018 she was crossing the street with a friend, when someone who was doing 60-mph in a 40-mph area struck her with their car and...

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Suffer to Sing the Blues — Jeff Smith

Suffer to Sing the Blues — Jeff Smith

My name is Jeff Smith and I moved to Arizona in 2015 to be closer to the rest of my family. Before that I lived in Galveston TX and Philadelphia PA. Before that I graduated high school in Ocean City NJ and was in a car accident the night before I was going to start...

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Life is what you make it! — Judy

Life is what you make it! — Judy

I was the General Manager of a full-service restaurant and I was at work early one Monday to do physical inventory. The manager working for me said I complained about the ‘worst headache of my life’ before I had a seizure and went into a coma. It was the 4th of July –...

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Marc’s Story

Marc’s Story

My name is Marc P. Nielsen and my journey began when I was working for John Hancock and sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by falling down a flight of stairs at the Arlington T stop (subway), in Boston, Massachusetts. After my fall, on July 11th, 2008, Boston’s...

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Hard Work Pays Off! — Kevin Frame

Hard Work Pays Off! — Kevin Frame

I am Kevin Frame. I have triumphed over the horrific events that gave me my Traumatic Brain Injury.  When I was 19, I took a trip with my friends to California and it went horribly wrong. While on a trip, I had a motorcycle accident that stopped my heart, demolished...

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