Hidden disabilities from traumatic brain injury could be very severe and it can happen to you. However they are seldom discussed in today’s society but the effects of them make news headlines across the globe. Nonetheless, some of the greatest and brightest people today and years past have had hidden disabilities. Hidden disabilities are a physical or mental impairment that limits a person’s ability to move, effects senses, behavior, and the type of activities a person may perform.
In her book, “Missing Frames, Memoir of a woman living with hidden disabilities”, Scooter tells of two head injuries she underwent that were thirty years apart. Her memoir was written and driven by a sensitive quest to find more about herself. Her head injuries caused her to suffer from memory loss, amnesia, and chronic pain.
Her journey in the book takes the reader through depths of emotion seldom experienced. Scooter is deeply personal about the “effects of trauma and the magnitude and scope of it in her life.” The subject of whole-body health surfaces throughout her story to address her chronic pain which stemmed from her neck and brain injury.
Scooter explores how the brain controls the entire body from whole-health perspective. She tells how her brain was tossed when she slipped and fell in a superstore thirty years after her first head injury in a car accident. She describes when she fell and how all of her anatomy was subsequently affected. She could not comprehend the magnitude of the injury at age fifty-two.
In her book, Scooter questions her existence because she was unable to understand or accept the changed person she had become because of her second brain injury. She battles with physical discomfort and on-going psychological challenges, involving all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning, and memory. Her situation made her feel alone and isolated.
It was Oprah Winfrey’s Lifeclass that causedScooter to tell want to tell her story. She describes an inexpressible experience with Ms Oprah Winfrey. The occurrenceunshakably changed her from being and feeling isolated and alone to becoming a strong voice for people suffering from hidden disabilities.
Scooter describes how she finds her way back from the darkness and complexity of her injuries into the light of healing in the prime of her life. Her words developed and her thought process improved with the licensed clinical psychologist she refers to as an angel.
In an interview, Scooter said she was desperate to find answers. Writing the book became therapeutic and helped her to put some missing pieces together.
Missing Frames provides glaring insights into the world of those living with hidden disabilities and has received amazing reviews for a first time author. Scooter is a self-published author who describes a deeper sense of purpose that made it possible for her to survive. The subject matter is relevant to head trauma discussions all over the world today. Learn more about Missing Frames at missingframesblog.wordpress.com. Missing Frames by Scooter ISBN 978-1-5049-2656-0. Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and AuthorHouse.