Meet Betsy Pruitt. Betsy graduated from a community college Phi Theta Kappa High Honors in 2008 and was on her way to nursing school with a full scholarship. In 2009, she sustained multiple head injuries during a home invasion. As a result, she ended up with a TBI and PTSD. She lost her son, her home and her scholastic future, as well as her ability to hold down a job and ended up living in her car. Gradually, over time, she realized she was losing her memory. She couldn’t figure out where she was or even how to do the simplest activities of daily living. To the casual observer, she appeared to be “normal”, however people were getting angry and frustrated with her because she wasn’t responding in a normal way. Her brain injury has resulted in memory problems and a deficit in cognitive functioning, which affects every aspect of her life. She depends on a list to perform my daily routines, such as brushing her teeth, reading her Bible, getting coffee, getting dressed and doing all the ordinary things most people take for granted. Her memory difficulties show up in various ways, such as not remembering if she has eaten, if she has taken her medication, even what she was told one day ago. For her, yesterday doesn’t exist. Memory loss is not linear, but sporadic. She never knows what she will or won’t remember. Because of her cognitive deficits, she has difficulty reading and implementing instructions, she finds herself easily confused by the details of an activity. Because of her PTSD, she is sensitive to light, noise and other external stimuli, causing her to shut down to escape. Let's give Betsy a chance to recover her cognitive abilities by giving her access to top notch treatments for TBI and PTSD. Donate to her campaign today!
Meet Albert Chan. Albert was a Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Iowa when he suffered a massive stroke. His stroke damaged his brain and caused him to struggle to walk without a cane. We were able to help Albert get access physical therapy in January of 2020 that helped him walk much better. With your help he can get access to more much needed therapy and keep improving!