Category Archives: Out in the community

I think it’s just common sense!!!

For the record, if you’re employed in a large Medical building, and a patient who just steps out of a room asks your help in finding her way to the lobby, telling her it’s the same way that she came in, is NOT the correct answer. If I remembered how I came in, I wouldn’t have asked how to get out!

There’s your lesson for the day in common courtesy!!

It was beautiful….from start to finish!

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.

God is sooooo good!!!

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!

Life was just beginning…………..

19 years ago today, Husband’s & my life were permanently changed in a near fatal car crash by a hit and run drunk driver in Ogden Utah. Because of the wisdom of Chuck Goetschel, I discovered my purpose & why I survived the crash. To inspire TBI survivors that there is life after a TBI and is dependent on making good choices to keep moving forward! Life is ALL about choices so make them count for the good and safety of yourselves and others!!! www.oregonimpact.org

Touching, teaching, training!

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!!

You never are, or accomplish anything alone. It takes a village!

I’m really excited about my Toastmaster meeting today. I’ll be sharing a portion of the keynote speech I’ll be delivering at the TBI Conference in Tacoma on May 30th. The members of Civil Tongues Toastmasters have always been instrumental with their help, making sure my message gets across clearly & with the intention I desire.

The group ROCKS as do you Chuck Goetschel and Carolyn Martin, my personal support tools!!!!

Another opportunity to be a positive influence!

I just got a call from the gal who runs the VIP (Victim Impact Panel) for Clark County asking me to speak on their panel. Normally there’s an ‘interview’ process to see if my story is relevant to what they need, however when she heard a snippet of mine, she said she’d call me back later today with the schedule. She wants me hands down! No interview necessary.

Movin’ and shakin’ Chuck Goetschel, following your lead…………