Part 6 – A Sister’s Perspective.

A sister just like you, I just want to let you know you mean the world to me. Only a heart as dear as yours would give so unselfishly. The many things you’ve done, all the times that you were there. Help me know deep down inside, how much you really care. Even though I might not say, I appreciate all you do. Richly blessed is how I feel, having a sister just like you.”

My name is Courtney, and for those of you who don’t know who I am, I am Lauren’s baby sister. Read more

Part 5 – What I wish you knew…

“Brain Injury is misunderstood by many people. You don’t just ‘get over’ Brain Injury. It affects your whole life, your relationships, who you are as a person. Nothing is the same anymore. Brain Injury is a lifelong battle with very good days and very bad days. If you know someone living with a Brain Injury, be patient and compassionate. They need your support more than you know. Especially on those very bad days. Be kind.

-Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

This blog post could go on for so long, and I could bore you all to tears with how much I wish you knew. Read More

Part 4 – Where to from here?

“You have given so much. You have worked so hard. You have fought through so many things just to make it here. You have taken the leap and you have waited. You have not given into shortcuts. But sometimes the soul just needs to be reminded: keep going, keep believing, keep trusting,the work you’re putting in is not in vain.”

Morgan Harper Nicholas

The truth is…

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Part 3 – Recovery.

“SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD. BUT SHE WAS TIRED…so she rested and you know what? The world went on and it was okay. She knew she could try again tomorrow.” 

The Minds Journal

Recovery. This section has been one of the hardest parts of my story to write.

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Part 2 – The Aftermath.

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”


It’s amazing how your body makes you feel after an injury like this. 

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Part 1 – 09/05/18.

“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.”


It was just a regular school day.

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