We thought it might be helpful to hear from others in our community. We checked in with some caregivers and survivors, and the following is what they expressed regarding recent events:
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My case manager made all the difference in the world. She was no-nonsense and would make me redo my work. She was also very kind and caring.”
After teaching high school English for 34 years, Ken retired in 2003. A social drinker before retirement, he began drinking heavily to deal with his feelings of boredom and isolation after retiring.
Vinland had the focus on whole-body healing – physical, emotional, mental. I think that is really important. I get to help people by using the positive attitude.”
In 1988, Cole was on vacation with his wife when he was rushed to the hospital for a ruptured brain aneurysm. He was lucky to survive, but unfortunately the stroke caused permanent brain damage.
Vinland was able to address issues other than just chemical dependency. They worked with me on my brain injuries and PTSD issues. I was treated as a whole person.”
In 1995, Kerry was leaving a bar when he was hit on the head with a baseball bat. The injury resulted in a traumatic brain injury. He was diagnosed with an additional brain injury.