This year’s walk made me realize that while my brain injury may be bad, what it’s enabled me to do is incredible. Many people are connected to old friends through social media, some of their co-workers, and family, but they don’t see them in -person often, or at all. My injury has given me a valid basis to organize an event, and invite everyone that I know to it. Many people can say that they do that also, but how many people can say that 184 people said yes, paid $30 to come, came to walked for 2 hours, and celebrated being a part of their memory? I was overwhelmed with the response, because while I missed my job (a lot), I was but a number there. With the walk, I matter, and they’re listening, everybody.