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  • This Present Moment

    One of the greatest gifts I’ve gained from the car crash is this present moment. Before 2008, I lived almost entirely in the future. I was always planning for life’s next move. It seems like only yesterday when I packed for Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. Then once more to New York […]

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  • The End, Five Years Later

    My dear friend and author of the book Me Now – Who Next? The Inspiring Story of A Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery suggested I comment on the progress of three affirmations I wrote at the end of the book nearly five years ago. It states: “I believe in the power of affirmations. Many of you […]

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  • Romance versus Caregiving

    I am very in love with Adam Augustuz Renzi. He has stepped boldly, easily and courageously into being a responsible parter of someone who has sustained a TBI. I am careful to keep him from slipping into a “caregiver” role. He certainly makes my life easier and safer. It requires effort to not allow myself […]

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  • September is a blessed month!

    My goodness! Time flies when you are having fun! Two months flown by since my last blog posting. A lot has happened since I’ve last been in touch. Firstly, I acknowledged my sixth ReBirthday on July 31st. This marks the date of the car crash that killed my husband and caused my traumatic brain injury. […]

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  • Tonight’s Date with Rich

    One of my husband Rich’s favorite bands of all time was Queen. I snatched up two tickets when I heard they’d be performing at Madison Square Garden with Adam Lambert tonight. My friend Thomas joined me for what was an emotional concert. It appeared that I sat beside an empty chair, yet Rich’s spirit filled […]

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  • Four Months Have Flown By!

    My calendar has been very full, and four months have flown by since my last blog post. Here are a few highlights and exciting updates: BIANYS Activities I was recently nominated as the chairperson for the New York City chapter of the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). I will assume the role […]

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  • New View and New Beginnings

    It was one of the most rewarding and difficult times of my life. While moving apartments earlier this week, I faced the storage unit of a former self, a new bride and homeowner, filled with wedding gifts and memories of Rich. But it was a task I faced in order to create a new beginning. […]

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  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work

    This story written by Angela was submitted in November 2013. She received official word that it was selected and will be widely available in late June 2014: A-Rod, in his fifth season in the Bronx, was on deck to face The Angels. The crowd, at this point still enamored with their two-time MVP, erupted in […]

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