q) Books   

There are many books about ABI.

The following are books that are easily available and give personal accounts of what having an ABI is like - for the person with the ABI and/or their family and friends

Paper Cranes

Cheryl Koenig, Paper Cranes, A Mother's Story of Hope, Courage and Determination, An Hourglass book, 2008

Cheryl Koenig's life changed forever the day her 12 year old son Jonathan was involved in a car accident. Jonathan was given very little chance of survival. Now, more than ten years since the accident Jonathan lives a rich and fulfilling life. Paper Cranes draws on the diary Cheryl kept during the rehabilitation process.

Jonathan's story is one of the 8 video stories used on this site.

Head Cases

Michael Paul Mason, Head Cases, Stories of brain injury and its aftermath, Farrer, Straus and Giroux, New York,2009

Michael Mason coordinates care for people with brain injury. In the book Michael tells the stories of 12 people as they struggle to make sense of what has happened and get on with their lives.