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Brain injury support group offers safety in numbers

By Michael Tsai

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 08, 2014

~~<p>Had the horrific collision George Handgis survived back in 2012 left him with broken bones or a collapsed lung or &mdash; heaven forbid &mdash; even a serious spinal injury, perhaps it would be easier for people to understand.</p>
<p>Instead, Handgis suffered traumatic brain injury. He spent two months in a coma, underwent multiple brain surgeries and endured countless hours of rehabilitative therapy. The external scars are readily apparent; the ones that linger most meaningfully do not.</p>
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Had the horrific collision George Handgis survived back in 2012 left him with broken bones or a collapsed lung or — heaven forbid — even a serious spinal injury, perhaps it would be easier for people to understand.

Instead, Handgis suffered traumatic brain injury. He spent two months in a coma, underwent multiple brain surgeries and endured countless hours of rehabilitative therapy. The external scars are readily apparent; the ones that linger most meaningfully do not. Login for more...



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