Brain Injury Radio Network and Host Kim Justus
Ever feel like you have battle fatigue, even though you've never been to war? Or have you? Sometimes the battle front isn't across the world, but in our own backyard Dorothy. Ordinary folks feel the effects of stress overload situationally. Many Veteran's and civilians alike, feel these effects ongoing, by what is now called PTSD… But brain injury survivors and care givers live an ongoing battle of their own. Too often now, these survivors are both Veterans and civilians seeking some of the same answers, which are not being recognized effectively in the traditional health care model. I think you may recognize some facts and insights that you find familiar. Call in on Wednesday nights, and share with Host Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond, and long time host at Brain Injury Radio Network (BIRN).
In 1995 I suffered a first misdiagnosed, ruptured Brain Aneurysm and nearly died. Because I “looked normal” eventually, it was assumed by everyone that I was “fixed.” It took me 17yrs, writing a book and becoming a radio host to meet my first other survivors. For the past four years I’ve served as a host on BIRN, I have learned more than I knew in the prior 17yrs, which it turns out wasn’t much. In the course of my tenure, I’ve learned that I’ve had more than one contact which resulted in TBI as well, which were never diagnosed. Unfortunately, that is all too common a scenario. I’ve shared joy and sorrow with countless survivors, and have had my eyes open in a way I would have never imagined. I knew I was to have a role in “Paying it Forward.”
With God’s grace I found many beacons on what at first seemed like a very dark path. I had to give up my 27yr job as a financial consultant, after going back trying to “fake it till I made it” .. It was a miserable decade, and finally I lost it and folded. I had no experience being an author, but God led me to writing a book about what he revealed. I had no experience being a photographer, but I had a huge exhibition at the large Botanical Garden attraction in town, and finally, I had no experience with radio ... Five years ago, I didn’t know Skype or Internet Radio existed …And now I’m an International radio host! If you are open to miracles, you’ll see them and know God is working in your life.
My show, Recovery Now is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms, after Brain Injury/PTSD. I introduce topics, or survivor's share their experience, strength and hope in their stories. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. More will be revealed! Tune in, stop in and call in. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."
We focus on the four A's of Recovery...Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.
The front portion of my show I have a featured guest, or sometimes I introduce a topic of recovery, encouraging callers to join us in the discussion. The portion is open Mic and Indie music sure to inspire! If you are interested in being a featured guest on my show, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My show can be found on Wednesday Nights at 7pm Pac/10pm EST. You can access by clicking the show link posted many places on the Internet, or by dialing 424-243-9540, or toll free 855-473-3711 in USA & 202-559-7907 outside the US. This link can also be used after the live show, for On Demand listening. For my archived shows and announcements of upcoming shows, you can go to www.inaflash.org or www.facebook.com/inaflash.org. For both my show listings, as well as our other hosts seven days a week, we can be found at www.braininjuryradio.com or at www.facebook.com/braininjuryradio. No one should have to be alone in their journey. We are the largest online Peer to Peer Support Group with this format in the country.