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October 22, 2020  - Growing Up With A Brain Injury: A Caregiver And Her Niece Share Their Stories

Valarie Cooper was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus around age two. But despite all the challenges that come with brain injury, Valarie has been able to graduate high school and moved onto college with support from family members like her aunt, Tammy Woodrich. Listen to this episode to hear each of their perspectives on navigating life with a brain injury.

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Brain Injury Alliance of Washington
The Pooled Alliance Community
Brain Injury Art
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What is Brain Injury Today?

Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Hosted by BIAWA Executive Director Deborah Crawley, the show brings listeners inspiring conversations with survivors, researchers, counselors, caretakers and more, in an effort to strengthen connections within the brain injury community. In this episode, Valarie Cooper and her aunt, Tammy Woodrich, speak about overcoming adversity after Valarie was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus as a baby. They also discuss being part of the Nooksack Indian Tribe, and how Valarie’s understanding of brain injury comes into play during her work as a vocational rehab counselor.

This episode of Brain Injury Today is sponsored by Brothers & Henderson, P.S. and was produced and edited by and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.

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