Our mission is to be a voice for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and bring awareness to the world. We hope to educate survivors, caregivers, friends and family, as well as the medical community. There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding TBI and concussions, we want to be the voice of change!
Amy’s first book, Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury: Finding the Road Back to Normal was successfully funded through Kickstarter, and released November 5, 2015. Her second book, Surviving Brain Injury: Stories of Strength and Inspiration is a collection of stories written by brain injury survivors and caregivers from around the globe, and was also successfully funded through Kickstarter, and released November 30, 2016. Her third book, Embracing the Journey: Moving Forward After Brain Injury was successfully funded on Kickstarter and released in March, 2016. It is a sequel to her first book. You can purchase on Amazon or here: www.facesoftbi.com/books
TBI is the leading causes of death & disability in the World, yet hardly anyone knows what a TBI even is, let alone aware of the lasting effects of a concussion. (by the way, every single concussion is a brain injury!) Every 11 seconds, someone in the US will suffer a TBI…… Those numbers are staggering!
Amy sustained her TBI in February of 2014 after falling on a patch of ice and landing full-force on the back of her skull. She is still recovering and understanding the full scope of her injury. She is a professional photographer and creative coach located in Saint Paul, MN. She is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, the Goodmen Project, and a loud and proud advocate for TBI awareness. She sits on the Brain Injury Advisory Council for the Brain Injury Association of America, and contributes to The Challenge! magazine. She travels the country with her Yorkie, Pixxie, and brings awareness everywhere she goes!
She believes that the healing process begins with the telling of your story, releasing everything that you’ve been bottling up inside. Her goal is to tell other survivors stories, and share their images. TBI is an invisible disability that many don’t understand. She wants to bring an awareness and understanding to the world, and hopes that people will have more compassion for those who look seemingly fine (but inside are struggling with memory or cognitive issues, such as herself).