What a fabulous day!! I met a friend at NW EyeCare Professionals, and introduced her to Dr. Macson Lee, who would be her Behavioral / Neurological Optometrist. Both she and her husband were beside themselves with his knowledge, understanding, and how one visit made such a huge difference!! I met & had a great conversation with a wonderful man in the waiting room who left carrying a signed copy of ‘Learning to Make Toast’. He was thrilled!! Then Husband & I picked up some donations for Oregon Impact’s fundraiser, Merry & Bright that’s being held on November 30th at the Abernathy Center in Oregon City.
It was such an honor to be asked to sit with a patient of Dr. Bruce’s today. She recently was hurt in a car crash, which resulted in a TBI. Her injury devastated her, but given a copy of ‘Learning to Make Toast’ from one of Dr. Bruce’s tech’s days ago to help give her hope. Then I surprised her with a visit and what a surprise it was! She doesn’t live in Oregon and when she met the woman the book was about, she couldn’t stop crying she was so overwhelmed and appreciative. We’ll be staying in touch even when she moves back home to Alaska.
It feels so good and so right living a purpose filled life!
Later this morning I’ll be going to my Civil Tongues Toastmasters meeting. Then I’ll head over to Good Samaritan Medical Center for the 70th anniversary RIO garden party where I’ll be doing a book signing from 4:00 to 6:00.
Thanks to my dear, dear friend Cynthia Slauson Thurber for hanging out with me today and being my wheels!!!
Being a keynote speaker at the 2018 TBI Conference in Tacoma WA. was the most exhilarating thing I’ve done since marrying the love of my life 25 years ago.
You can see more clips of me speech on http://www.joanwins.com
I had a great day today with Cheryl Green presenting at Lifeline Connections in Vancouver WA. We did a training about the characteristics, awareness and living with a TBI. Kelly Sharp met us there and sold some books!
Thank you so much Cynthia Slauson Thurber for driving us to the event. We couldn’t have done it without you!!
Sister Joan Cornely Miller kicking butt as the keynote speaker at the Traumatic Brian Injury Conference in Washington. Good job Joan.
It was great to be back volunteering today and see my buddies at Good Sam. Especially my gardening partner Maria Bruce 🌷 and how cool on the way to wait for my bus, I ran into Justin Wojciechowski!! I also sold two books (Learning to Make Toast) and have a book signing at Good Sam on August 8th in the garden.
It was a good, good day!!!