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DEAR PAT:

I am a police officer who was on duty when I was hit by a car doing 55 mph. I suffered massive injuries and was comatose for 2 months. Since the accident, I have been questioning my faith in God. Is it normal for a person with a brain injury to experience religious conflict?

DEAR PAT:

I had a brain injury in February 1995. I am 27 years old. Would it be extremely harmful to go out and have a few drinks with friends?

DEAR PAT:

My 29-year-old daughter suffered a TBI injury in February this year. She had a closed head injury and is experiencing left side weakness, and short term memory problems. She is doing a lot better now and making progress in all areas. I've heard it takes a lot of time maybe years. Is that correct? We’re just thankful she is here today and we feel blessed with her recovery, but it has been a lot of stress. If you know of any support groups in San Francisco…she would like to talk to others her age that are going through the same thing so she doesn't feel she is alone out there. Any advice from them would be appreciated. Thanks a lot!

DEAR PAT:

I’m trying to find information, research, and written information on recreational activities or after-school activities for teens with brain injury. That is, not focused strictly on academics. There is life after school, and it doesn't have to be filled up with more and more educational tutoring/homework. My eyes are getting sore from finding so little on this subject, aside from a couple of general articles. Any bright ideas?

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