A Valentine's Day Story

Heather and Orion

Happy Valentine's Day! I share a story of how, with your support, Kessler Foundation helps couples overcome disabling injury and illness.

On her way to church on January 18, 2015, Heather Strazza was involved in a multi-car accident. Her car was totaled, but she was able to call her husband, Orion, from the side of the road to tell him she was okay. Just minutes later, though, her car was t-boned by another vehicle. Now, her car was actually in pieces, and Heather sustained a massive traumatic brain injury.


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According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 5.3 million Americans need long-term or lifelong help with their activities of daily living as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Their families are often their primary custodians. With caregiving comes considerable physical and emotional burdens and a decline... read more-> 

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