The Quiet Reality of a TBI

Jerry credits his smashed bike helmet with saving his life. He describes waking up in an ambulance, and spending a day in the ER. But it was a full nine months after his bike crash that Jerry was finally diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. Jerry, a long-time cyclist, describes how his physical injuries masked his brain injury. Little by little, his reality completely changed. Serious brain injuries are not always obvious. Jerry’s story is a peek into the reality of a TBI.     There is an old saying:  no surgery is minor if it is happening to YOU. The same is true for mild traumatic brain injuries. Understanding mild traumatic brain injuries   

Gearing up for Bike Month: Seattle bike laws

Biking around Seattle can be scary. Unless you ride regularly, it’s easy to forget the bike laws – and heavy car traffic is intimidating. Seattle Bike Laws 101: Yes, you have to wear a helmet. It’s the law in King County: police officers can fine you $100 for riding a bike without a helmet. More importantly, in the event of an accident, you’re less vulnerable to a traumatic brain injury. You’re a pedestrian on the sidewalk … It’s legal to ride on the sidewalk, but you have to yield to people on foot. … But you’re a vehicle on the road.  Stop at stop signs, obey traffic lights, yield to pedestrians, and signal before you turn. Ride the City has


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