Bob Woodruff – Traumatic Brain Injury Special, Conclusion

This is a very nice series.  It covers the personal story of Bob Woodruff but also the problems in the system.  Bob Woodruff is to be commended for his recovery and this fantastic series.  I look forward to more reports on our troops after they come home.


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  1. Thanks for your story AND for contrasting your TBI recovery with the US soldiers TBI recovery. I was born in 1958 & sustained a TBI in 1960. Tho I look & sound “normal” I have been fired from every job that paid enough to sustain a living. I have had no TBI “rehabilitation” and do not have resources to get the help I need. It has been impossible to convince the “lay public” and “non-expert” health care professionals that there is anything wrong. I have found help for “Undiognosed TBI” to be non-existant. I have been a human ping-pong ball bouncing between agencies, year after year. I can’t help but wonder what percentage of homeless people may be due to “undiognosed TBI” especially “early childhood TBI” – where the “doctors give the child a clean bill of health” & “no-one associates the learning difficulties & or behavior problems with the TBI event.” Tho I am greatful for your report sheding light on TBI, it’s disturbing the price human beings are paying. I would not wish TBI upon anyone, not even Hitler. As long as I’m alive, it’s not too late for me to recieve a miricle. Doing the best I can with what I’ve got, Melodie in SF.
    I just realized I’ve been liveing with “undiognosed TBI” longer than Bob Woodruff has been alive. Melodie in SF

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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