Hello! My name is Jasmine Herrera-Martinez, and I am an 8 years post Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I sustained my brain injury on May 17th, 2014, in a Motor Vehicular accident (MVA). Before my brain injury, I was a full-time student in college, a full-time worker at Target, and was active in my 5 godchildren [...]

A Single Gunshot…Living with TBI Aftermath

I was just 13 when my whole life changed forever. On December 18th, 2005 I was shot in the head at point-blank range. Not knowing if I was going to live or die. The doctors were really reluctant to pull the bullet out of my brain because of the swelling but they took a chance. [...]

Grace and Peace – A Journey of Healing

Prior to my car accident and mild TBI, when it came to bible study, I was never very good at following through.  It required a discipline and commitment of time, reflection and understanding that I sadly seemed to think I didn’t have.  The concussion and physical injuries I sustained forced me to slow down and [...]

Tips For Professionals Working with TBI

On Saturday, September 30, Patti Foster (www.PattiFoster.com) and I will be presenting at the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference in Nashville. (www.worldconference.net) It is a God-cool opportunity to share with other mental health professionals about how they can best support and help those in the brain injury community. So, I thought I would [...]

Suffering Produces Endurance…

By Michelle Cable "Can you tell me your name?" Silence. "Do you know when your birthday is?" Nothing. I didn’t know my birthday. I didn’t where I was or why I was there. I didn’t even know who I was. These thoughts flamed tears of sincere frustration that rushed down my face. It was beyond [...]

Thursday, September 22 NTX Giving Day

Please take a moment and check out Hope After Brain Injury info!  Consider giving to our non-profit to provide assistance (counseling, education, consultation, conferences) for brain injury survivors and their families! So, highlight your calendar for Thursday, September 22 and swing by https://northtexasgivingday.org/npo/wwwhopeafterbraininjuryorg! Your donation will be matched by an anonymous donor up to [...]


HOPE is something that we all must aspire to achieve in our lives that will bounce off of our shoulders of someone like sunshine & become affixed to our minds.  We can gather hope, like I have for most of my life, from the negative situations that prevail in society at large.  There is discrimination, [...]

HOPE Springs Eternal

By Robert Lyons, Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor, 1990 I lived the vast majority of my life in the Milwaukee area, so I was familiar with places that have a fairly severe winter. Besides being cold and snowy, the days were shorter, so we did not see too much sunshine. I longed for the promise of springtime. In [...]


Hi Friends, How do you thrive in the midst of brain injury?  In the midst of trauma or simple difficulties?  Take a gander at Patti Foster's acrostic...what would you say?  How would you encourage others through what you have been through? What word or phrase would you add to T? H? R? I? V? E? [...]

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