The thing that I sometimes struggle with when trying to spread the word about this blog is that there are people feel they’re too far removed from the topics I address here for it to be appropriate for them. There is a disinterest, generally, in reading about injury or health conditions that have “nothing to do with me,” but that is precisely why this blog exists.
I created Rehab Revolution, yes, to help encourage others in the same fight for their bodies after stroke, and their caregivers, and that is surely the main focus, but secondary to the most obvious crowd that would find this information helpful are the people who actually feel they have nothing to do with it at all.
It is a natural response. After all, brain injury and disability affect a minority; if it hasn’t happened to you or someone you know, you’re probably young and/or very fortunate. When we are young and isolated from the possibility of traumatic injury, the standard knee-jerk response is to turn the other way when the opportunity for awareness comes your way. I can surely relate, but remember, I was nineteen when it happened to me. The woman who was originally the co-creator of this site was only twenty-nine. This type of thing doesn’t happen to you without effecting a sense of humility, a widely underrated trait often exchanged for pride.
The truth is, life-changing events can happen to anybody at any given time. Sometimes it happens to infants, to ten-year-olds, to teens. It’s not unique to just the elderly. And no one wants to admit she’s not invincible; no one wants to test her own vulnerability or mortality. It’s uncomfortable — but I ask of you to take a moment to consider that perhaps this revolution is not just for the healing of injured brains, but for the universal healing of our collective minds.
If X, Y, or Z can happen to Person A, B, or C, and you could be any of those people, or at least directly related to one of these people, this is relevant to you.
After all, healing is something every person needs, from his personal demons, personal crises, to his personal ailments. The principles of motivation, hope, and a community of encouragement is applicable to anyone.
And I try to address very universal concepts like general health and lifestyle habits, exercises for mental and emotional strength. How, then, can somebody conclude that actually this blog is full of irrelevant information?
I encourage you to follow this blog regardless of whether or not you’ve personally experienced a traumatic injury or acquired a disability. Chances are, I can help open your eyes to something you never considered before. I sincerely hope that this is a resource for heightened awareness and compassion among the community of mankind rather than just an obscure little website about something too distant and specialized.
And if you are here because you’re in a similar situation to myself, I also encourage you to pass the word on the blog and explain these very reasons as to why. The more people who know about it, the more chances for love that people can show each other, including you and me.
I’d like to nurture all the wounded egos that inevitably come with traumatic injury of any sort; the impact of my words will only spread as far as the audience of this blog goes. So please help me in this endeavor if you feel my message suits you.
To the healing of humankind,