The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability.
Before my Traumatic Brain Injury from an accident in 2001, I was a Prototype Engineering Aide and Electro-mechanical Assembler who worked on some pretty cool projects. I designed and assembled sub-assemblies, full assemblies and, even multi-million dollar automated machines. I loved my job and my co-workers.