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October 20, 2018

9/26/2018 11:44:00 AM
Speaking about brain injury

Well, here I am again.

I'm living and I'm loving and that's always good. Realize, of course, I don't remember from one minute to the next, but that's okay, I guess.

My past week has been very good. It became busy when Abilities Unlimited (AU) called and asked if I would be able to talk about my life going to Abilities Unlimited.

It was for an AU fundraiser. I had a blast doing it. It was last Thursday evening. There were a ton of people there at the Rochester Civic Theatre.

My AU friend Terry also told his story. There were some men beating up someone on the street. When Terry tried to stop them, two of the men took knives and stabbed him in the back. They hit his heart. It stopped beating for 16 minutes. His brain suffered the most.

The Toward Zero Death video about my life is finished. I saw it Saturday. It's about me from birth to now. It's only eight minutes long. It's not that long, but at least it's done.

The video was made by Kyle Bradt. He is an Olmsted County Deputy Sheriff. It is made to make people remember to use their seatbelts.

They want as many people as possible to see the video. Next Sunday we are going to show it at our church.

If any other churches or organizations would like to show the video, please call Mom or Dad at the office. The number is 374-6531.

Editor's Note: The ABC event Emily spoke at in the Rochester Civic Theatre' s Black Box was titled Unmasking Brain Injury. There were about 200 masks painted by people with brain injury or those affected by it. Below each mask was a brief story. Emily is pictured by her mask.

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