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Team Walnut Captain: Virtual March On for Brain Injury Awareness 2020

Lisa Ratcliff

My Story:
Six years ago I had brain surgery to remove a tumor, the size of a walnut, from my cerebellum and on that day my life changed forever. I woke up in a hospital unable to walk, talk or simply breathe. I spent weeks living in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital learning to leave behind my wheelchair and walker and live life new. After months of outpatient PT, OT, ST, VT and vision therapy I was left with double vision, nystagmus, ataxia and a new way of looking at the world. As the years passed I returned to college, finished my masters degree, published two books, backpacked the Appalachian Trail, met my now husband, taught English in Poland, spent a year in Albania, traveled around Europe and moved to Catalonia Spain. Although I’m often told I look fine each and everyday I struggle, I will never forget. A brain injury is considered invisible and that is why each year I walk to raise awareness.

Please help me support Brain Injury Association of New York State by joining team Walnut or sharing this page with family and friends. Every dollar will advance Brain Injury Association of New York State's great cause. Together, we can make a difference!



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