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 and my younger sisters’ daily lives. On the day of my accident, I returned home from attending a water festival with my family to get ready for an extra shift I picked up at work. I was three blocks away from home when a speedy pick-up truck sped around three other cars and T-boned my car. After waking up in the hospital three weeks later, I found out that I had been internally decapitated, suffered 7 strokes, two seizures along with a myriad of broken bones. However, I did not allow myself to wallow for more than three days. It was at this moment I told myself that it was time to buck up and make the most out of the life that God saw fit to give me. After 4 years of intensive physical, educational, orientational, and mobility training for the blind, and counseling, I found my purpose in life. My purpose was to help others like myself cope and persevere through the struggles they would encounter. In pursuing my purpose in life, I have become a peer mentor a Baylor Scott and White as peer mentor for others who have Traumatic Brain injuries, gone back to school to complete a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and am currently in my second year of graduate school where I plan to graduate with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health and illness counseling. I recently have been hired as a part-time research TBI Admin at Baylor Scott and White at Dallas helping conduct research into the efficacy of support groups and peer mentors to others with brain injuries.   Feel free to reach out to me my email is [email protected] .