The Department of Defense estimates that more than 340,000 military service members have sustained a traumatic brain injury since 2000. Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy – an avid rock climber – was diagnosed with a TBI two years after an improvised explosive device hit her convoy in Iraq in 2005.
I know it holds me back. I know I'm mentally not where I could be. I know I'm physically not where I could be. I still feel like I'm in recovery because I've lost memories and stuff that will never be recovered, vertigo, balance issues.
I can't-- I had to go to therapy to be able to walk in a straight line again.