When your life has been uprooted by brain injury and you don’t recognize the person in the mirror anymore, acceptance of the new you can seem like an impossible task. This book offers hope for those struggling with an unexpected, unwelcome new life. Accepting brain injury may not be easy, but it is possible. As an author, long-term brain injury survivor Carole Starr accompanies readers on their journey, offering gentle encouragement, hard-won wisdom and numerous strategies that survivors, caregivers and professionals can use. To Root & To Rise is a book you’ll want to refer to again and again.
Many brain injury survivors struggle with reading and Carole is no exception. To help survivors succeed reading this book, Carole made most of the chapters short. She divided the longer chapters into sections, so they can be processed one small chunk at a time. A larger font size improves readability and there are spaces between each paragraph, to reduce the overwhelmed feeling that can come from looking at too much text.
To Root & To Rise is more than a book; it’s also a workbook. The questions in each chapter allow readers to take Carole’s strategies and apply them to their own experience. These questions can be answered on ones’ one, with family members, with rehabilitation professionals, or with a brain injury support group. This format makes To Root & To Rise a powerful resource, not only for survivors, but also for caregivers and professionals.