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A Disability Advocate on We Deserve Better with Dr. Dorrin Rosenfeld, DC

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Brain injury is always traumatic, difficult, and may have unforeseen consequences; but it can also become an inspiration for future activites. We see all of these facets in my guest tonight - Phillip Colvard. This was a man poised on the brink of his emergence into adulthood when he was involved in a car accident that changed his life forever. After a period of unconsciousness (Glasgow coma scale of 3-4), he faced rehabilitation and saw 1st-hand how difficult it is to navigate the world with barriers both from a brain injury and the world's reaction to brain trauma.

Brain Injury is often called an unseen disability, because it is not immediately obvious to outsiders. That does not mean it is any less of a struggle to the survivor. This injury has various consequences which people have learned to live with over time. These daily struggles (although different for individuals) can be partially alleviated by public measures such as the ADA (Am. Disabil. Act) compliance for housing, transportation, and the various tools required in a work environment such as chairs, phones, lighting, computers, and bathrooms.

Who better to represent the brain injured citizen than an advocate with his own brain injury?  He has said it is his passion to protect rights for disability patients. Phil will discuss his particular accident, the type of work he's done, why that is so necessary, and the project he's currently working on.