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In memory of Nathan … It’s not “goodbye”, but “See you later”

Diann’s favorite flowers “Indian Paintbrush” (Nate’s grandmother)

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In Memory of: Nathan 11/09/1995-01/20/2014 High School Senior & 18 Forever(Click on the link to view 11 photos in memory of Nate) He had a heart of gold, a clever and creative mind, a passion for sports, music, and dance.  Also intellectually blessed with a spirit stronger then imaginable, and surrounded by love … now his life is a memory and love remains strong.  He touched more lives in his short life then many do over an entire lifetime.

Thank you to all  Riverton, Wyoming community for supporting this beautiful Peck Family in their darkest days and the ongoing support for Nate’s three siblings, mother and step-father.  You must all be proud to say you live in Riverton, Wyoming where community comes together in a time of need.

My heart goes out to my sister (Diann-Grandmother) and brother-in-law (Russ-Grandfather) as they continue to find strength while rebuilding shattered lives.  May they be blessed with many more happy memories and years ahead.

Rest In Peace Nate.

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In memory of Nate November 9, 1995-January 20, 2014

Sad news article from Riverton, Wyoming County10 news last week and obituary of Nathan Daniel Hatfield.  In memory of Nate and all our family as we comfort Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Loving and living with someone when they have Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, and Brain Dysfunction (Part 6 Series)

Cognitive deficits … overwhelmed & problem solving

People with cognitive deficits usually become overwhelmed after misplacing or difficulty Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Loving and living with someone when they have Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, and Brain Dysfunction (Part 5 of Series)

Bullying

Of course there was torment and bullying.  Who hasn’t been bullied? There are different degrees Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Loving and living with someone when they have Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, and Brain Dysfunction (Part 3 of Series)

Brain injury, intelligence, rigidity, moving

She is intelligent and has developed many ways to compensate by using the computer.  Her physical activity Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Loving and living with someone when they have Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, and Brain Dysfunction (Part 2 of Series)

Healthcare based on education, experience (personal or professional?), perception

A couple examples of how healthcare professionals have responded are quite ignorant.  They should be educated, but accusations with children are common and blame parents Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Loving and living with someone when they have Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, and Brain Dysfunction (Part 1 of Series)

Routine works best with brain injury.  Most survivors place things in the same place all the time.  Anything out of order, disrupts many aspects of life. Disruption affects everyone in the famil Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Missing in Cleveland, Ohio Part 1 of 2

Over the past week International news has spread about Cleveland, Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips … making it easier one day at a time with TBI

Do you have a written plan to help yourself or your loved one through the difficult days of TBI?  One did not like telling others about having a bad day.  They are just days in the lives of TBI.  Others would refer to these days as “bad days”, but when you have chronic illness, injury, brain dysfunction, or TBI it’s just part of life. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as medicine … how loud is too loud

Have you ever sat in the same room with another and they appear to be watching the television?  Have you asked questions and they reply “Huh?”  Have you noticed Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter as medicine … where is it

Sometimes life seems so serious and even the most obvious things are hard to provoke a good hearty laugh.  Laughing makes you feel better!  It takes fewer Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Service dogs and veterans

Short video on service dogs and veterans.  Dogs are known to be therapeutic with those suffering physical or mental illness.  They also add to pleasurable days for everyone.  Having a pet is a healthy choice! All dogs regardless of breed or schooling … are service dogs in their own right!

Service dogs identify a need by the handler, and both need to be respected by the public.  People should be cautiously aware the handler is challenged and needs assistance.

CNN Hero:  Mary Cartoni

Short video on service dogs and veterans

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US Navy 101118-F-5586B-144 Marine Sgt. Brian Jarrell pets his dog (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Simple tips to taking back control and saving relationships after injury Part 1 of 2

If you are depending on others to help get you through the early phases after brain injury, illness or other health issues remember to keep these dependencies temporary.  Take back control and do all the things you can do for yourself providing you stay safe.  Put fear behind you. Don’t let fear control you.  Don’t depend, join in and attend life! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Laughter is the best brain injury medicine … just one childhood moment with friend

With all the sadness in the world, it’s time to laugh again! Have you ever done something as a child you never told your parents about? What was the motivation for doing it? Children are innocent and they have memories their parents Read the rest of this entry »

 

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If I could have, I would have … The Caring Children Program

In 1990 and 1991 two nurses from Cleveland, Ohio  health systems founded programs that taught children several levels of health in the elementary school setting. The  “Caring Children Program was taught in the classroom and other community settings as a team effort with nurses and children. Teaching focused on preventive health, education and understanding through hands-on skills and active participation. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips staying safe when the lights go out

Simple tips staying safe when the lights go out. Have you ever had problems with your balance? Has the power gone off and you need to hold onto flashlight and other things for safety?  How can you manipulate Read the rest of this entry »

 

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A young man who has touched my life in countless ways

Graduation and party time of year can be a stressful time for many.  This year is a significant milestone in the life for a young man who entered into this world after my injury.  He does not have any idea of what I was like before he was born.  He loves me for who I am and not who I was.  He knows nothing different.  He gave me hope.  Hope for a better tomorrow.

I will highlight ways children can help Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Please stop trying to hurry me along

frustration.

frustration. (Photo credit: nicole.pierce.photography ♥)

No one understands the frustration that hustle and bustle creates in the minds of brain injury, brain dysfunction, chronic illnesses as well as the aging population.  In this fast paced society it makes it more difficult for these individuals to do their daily routine without feeling frazzled. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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School-Age Children’s Responses to Parents with Disabilities

This rehabilitation nursing journal article School-Age Children’s Responses to Parents with Disabilities was written and completed just one week prior to the assault of traumatic brain injury.  It was not published until 2 years later after having a colleague co-author and help submit the manuscript for publishing. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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