I'll Carry the Fork! Recovering a Life After Brain Injury

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In January 1996, a van speeding through a red light ended the life Kara Swanson had known. She suddenly joined the 2 million Americans who suffer brain injury each year. It was like being thrust into a foreign country with no map, no way to speak the language, no directions home.

"This is the book I wish I could have read when I was first diagnosed with a brain injury," Kara writes. I tried to take the information that it took me months and years to learn and put it into a short, easy-to-read book that would help survivors and their loved ones better understand the process of recovery."

Written with laugh-out-loud humor, candor, and technical input from medical and legal profesionals, "I'll Carry the Fork!" offers inspiration and practical help to anyone dealing with the aftermath of brain injury. Because as Kara says, "Sometimes when your life ends, you don't actually die."

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Kara L. Swanson was born in Madison Heights, Michigan in 1965. She attended the University of Michigan, and before her accident worked as a catering manager for the Detroit Institute of Arts. She was also an athlete and serious sports fan, and has developed a special relationship with the Detroit Red Wings, three of whose members suffered brain injury after winning the 1997 Stanley Cup. Kara is now a full-time writer and lives in Center Line, Michigan.

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Kara Swanson's remarkable story provides a very meaningful glimpse into the life of someone who has been changed by a head injury. By sharing her personal triumphs and challenges she gives us a new sensitivity for the countless people and families who focus each and every day on their recoveries. Both Kara and her book are special. -- Marian Bayoff Ilitch, co-owner Detroit Red Wings

Read this book! Even if your life has not been touched by injury, you will be enriched and inspired. -- Adrienne Shepperd, RN, BSN, MSA, The Lakeland Center

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