This week is our season one finale and we wanted to end in a very special way. Our guest is Chris Whirl and he joins Dr. Christopher Long to discuss Traumatic Brian Injuries. It is a topic that he knows very well as he himself suffers from a Brain Injury. This episode was recorded as Chris was getting ready to celebrate ten years since the night of his accident. His ability to stay positive and rehab his way back from his injuries to re-enter the education system, have a job and be a role model for others is truly inspiring.
00:30 - Chris Whirl Introduction
01:04 - What is a Traumatic Brain Injury
02:32 - Chris’ Injury
04:29 - How life changed after Chris’ injury
07:10 - The night of the injury
09:30 - Rehab and the journey back
13:59 - TBI Waiver Services and Goals
17:08 - How to improve services
19:00 - Current Challenges for Chris
21:00 - Re-Entering the Education System
26:48 - Setting Goals/Using the SMART System
30:20 - Future Goals for Chris
35:10 - Chris on relationships and marriage
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