Her name is Heidi Lerner and shes the author of Gray Matters (AuthorHouse), the first ever poetry book dedicated to brain injuries.
Its a topic that weighs heavily on her mind because 17 years ago she suffered a traumatic brain injury while driving a car cross country.
Despite that, shes managed to acquire a Masters Degree in Special Education, and now wants to educate folks about what goes on in the mind of a brain injury sufferer.
In her words, People dont have a clue what goes on, but, to be honest, my writing gift never developed until AFTER the accident.
Now Lerner is being called the Bard of Brain Injuries, and one of her poems has lines like: Brain injury isnt new/ Cave woman club man over head/ Back then/ You think it turned into something else instead?
Lerner hopes the book not only attracts poetry buffs, but that doctors who are treating brain injury victims give the book to their friends and family so they can understand whats going on in the patients mind.
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