March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I wrote this essay/article to tell folks about my history with brain injury, provide some brain injury statistics, and discuss resources for those in Maine who have suffered a concussion, stroke, or other brain injury, including the upcoming 2017 Maine Brain Injury Resource Fair. While many people know that I am a writer, my day job is working as a brain injury advocate and educator here in Maine. I have an intimate history with brain injury, both from my days playing soccer (before we knew that concussions were cumulative) and as a caregiver for my late husband, Steve. I am grateful every day to be able to make a difference in the lives of Maine brain injury survivors, families, and the professionals supporting them. You can find more information about brain injury resources and supports in Maine through the Brain Injury Association of America's Maine Chapter here.
Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives and writes on a little piece of land in Maine.