DUBLIN, OHIO– Most physicians treat patients who suffer from conditions they only studied in medical school. Chrisanne Gordon, M.D., not only treats patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), she suffered from one in 1996. In order to assist patients struggling with this condition, she has written about her experiences in “Turn the Lights On!: A Physician’s Personal Journey from the Darkness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to Hope, Healing, and Recovery.”
Released on Jan. 4, 2018, the book chronicles her experience of living with a traumatic brain injury and her commitment to developing better diagnostic techniques and therapies while educating medical personnel on utilizing those treatments. Most significantly, she hopes that “Turn the Lights On!” will bridge the communication gap between TBI patients, their loved ones, caregivers, and health care providers. “I know what it feels like to be out of your brain, and I also know the path back,” Gordon says.
TBI is a condition that is very often undetected or misdiagnosed, and mild TBI is nearly always misunderstood. Many symptoms go undetected or are attributed to other potential conditions by medical professionals. Gordon became a TBI patient as a result of hitting a brick wall while putting up Christmas decorations. Since then, she’s dedicated her resources to her own healing process and adjusting to her new normal, and then to assisting others in recovery as well. “I want to develop better rehabilitation programs to encourage self-direction and empower patients and their caregivers,” she explains. “While developing these techniques, it always start with education and awareness.”
Gordon remains passionate about her collaborations with civilian world resources, the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration, and veterans struggling with TBI because of their service to our country.
“Brain injury is no longer an injury we can’t “see,” understand or comprehend,” said Scott C. Livingston, director of education at Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. “This book will help gain a better understanding into the causes, effects, and recovery from TBI—and it will open your eyes in a new way when it comes to looking at brain injuries.”
“Turn the Lights On!: A Physician’s Personal Journey from the Darkness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to Hope, Healing, and Recovery” is exclusively available on Amazon.com. For more information about Chrisanne Gordon, M.D., and her work with TBI, visit ChrisanneGordonMD.com.
Resurrecting Lives Foundation Receives GuideStar Gold Designation
Resurrecting Lives Foundation was recently recognized for our transparency with a Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile.
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Founder and Chairwoman
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