recovery http://wamc.org en "A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury" By Lyrysa Smith http://wamc.org/post/normal-life-sister-s-odyssey-through-brain-injury-lyrysa-smith <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.lyrysasmith.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lyrysa Smith’s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sister, Molly, got a severe brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning. Her husband died lying next to her in the hotel bed. After nine days in a coma, Molly emerged. But not the Molly that </span>Lyrysa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> knew.</span></p><p>Her new book, <em>A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury</em>, is not a story about recovery. Molly got better, then worse, and then simply different.</p><p>Lyrysa tells the story of her sister’s brain injury—its impact on her, their close relationship, and their entire family. She looks to how they were all turned inside out and forever changed by the harrowing complexities of this most damaging and mysterious of injuries.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86181 at http://wamc.org "A Normal Life: A Sister’s Odyssey Through Brain Injury" By Lyrysa Smith "Guts" by Kristen Johnston http://wamc.org/post/guts-kristen-johnston <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kristen Johnston was 26 when she was cast as John Lithgow's co-star in the hit NBC sitcom, <em>3rd Rock From the Sun</em>. Suddenly famous, Johnston was unprepared to handle the pressure. She ended up popping lots of pain pills, almost dying in a London hospital when an ulcer in her stomach exploded while she was set to star in a new show on London's West End.</p><p>Johnston's book, <a href="http://www.gutsthebook.com/"><em>Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster</em></a>, is a profane, outrageous, tragic, hilarious and often disturbing portrait of an addict who nearly succumbed to her disease.</p><p>Johnston joins us for a candid conversation about her addiction.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59968 at http://wamc.org "Guts" by Kristen Johnston "The Day My Brain Exploded: A True Story" by Ashok Rajamani http://wamc.org/post/day-my-brain-exploded-true-story-ashok-rajamani <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After a full-throttle brain bleed at the age of twenty-five, Ashok Rajamani, a first-generation Indian American, had to relearn everything: how to eat, how to walk and to speak, even things as basic as his sexual orientation.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56332 at http://wamc.org "The Day My Brain Exploded: A True Story" by Ashok Rajamani Vermont Officials Highlight Agricultural Recovery Since Irene http://wamc.org/post/vermont-officials-highlight-agricultural-recovery-irene <p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and state officials were at a farm in Middlesex Wednesday morning to highlight agricultural and <a href="http://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/Pubs/ImpactIreneVermontAgriculture.pdf">farm recovery</a>, and continuing relief efforts, since Tropical Storm Irene hit the state nearly a year ago.<br> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46189 at http://wamc.org Vermont Officials Highlight Agricultural Recovery Since Irene Students Helping VT Recover from Irene http://wamc.org/post/students-helping-vt-recover-irene <p>Thirteen students from six Vermont colleges and universities are spending their summer working on long-term recovery projects from storm Irene.</p><p>The group in charge is the Vermont Campus Compact&#39;s Statewide Internships for Vermont Recovery. The program is starting today.</p><p>The undergraduate and graduate students will take on a variety of projects that range from working with flood survivors to improving emergency response plans. They will take part in the continuing cleanup effort and assess environmental damage following the storm last August.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:34:46 +0000 40774 at http://wamc.org Students Helping VT Recover from Irene