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Angela Ronson
Works at http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/
Attended San Francisco State University
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writer
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  • http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/
    writer, 2010 - present
  • http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/
    writer, 2010 - present
  • Sierra County Mental Health
    Behavior Specialist
  • United Cerebal Palsy
    Early Intervention Program Manager
  • Valley Mountain Regional Center
    Client Program Coordinator & Service Coordinator
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the famous vegetable brain
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I have a BA in Psychology, and an MA in Special Education. I worked in disability, early  childhood disability, and for mental health prior to my incident. (For some reason I knew what to do, but couldn't move. I now have limited movement. All of this is typed with one finger.)

I'm a "vegetable", or PVS. I now have 1 finger I use.



Keep doing your exercises, http://braininjuryknow. blogspot.com/2010/12/rehab-at- home.html. Even if it's years since your brain injury occurred.
 
 
 
Bragging rights
Vice President, Sierra Co. First Five, 2002
Education
  • San Francisco State University
    MA - Special Education
  • CSU, Stanislaus
    BA - Psychology
  • Merced College
    AA - Business Administration

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NEUROLOGICAL NIHILISM would have created a "silent epidemic" n it creates false despair.
Every time http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-brain-gets-better.html is clicked on, I know a little more comes to an end to neurological nihilism...globally-cuz this 1 goes out global on a YouTube comment:
"1st I'll give a pic of the brain, http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-brain-gets-better.html
A massive stroke took all 4 of my lobes. I only had brainstem. That leaves nothing. I have heard 20%, if u count the brainstem. I was left in a coma. I opened my eyes 5wks later. I could not talk or breathe on my own. I was diagnosed vegetative. This state is said to not be conscious, n eventually became permanent."
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"Angela. Your speech just keeps getting better! Truly an inspiration!" +Genvieve Wells  on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STpaadZBaU0 . My speech will continue to get better. I explain how, http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2014/08/amazing-order-of-events.html  I activated my own stem cells. It is possible, tho never seen...especially so low. Speech will continue to get better n time will be my witness.
"How did she figure that out?" +Darold Treffert, M.D.  It's an "Island of Genius." (read below)
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U can listen to this.
New techniques are being used by brain specialists to treat Parkinson's, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.
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http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2015/04/hand-development.html
What is now happening is due to a lack of update in my current ability. I haven't always stayed in a coma. I've communicated this many times, but ppl said I was vegetative. My cognitive skills r now above n beyond what is normal due to something else. Although my motor skills are still delayed, I've progressed enough to use the assistive technology available.
 Less than a year ago I could press a button with my paralyzed hand. I documented it with a picture. http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2014/08/my-parralyzed-hand.html Now I do more, and I document it with a video.    ...
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Another resource are the local independent living centers. This map may not be complete cuz it's up to the center to get on it. They may not know about it. http://www.ilru.org/…/…/cil-center-and-association-directory
ABCs of Nursing Home Transition Dates: April 7, 2015 - April 9, 2015. Location: St. Louis, Missouri; Session II: Making it Last - Autism Workplace Supports Dates: April 7, 2015 - April 9, 2015. Webinar/Teleconference; Effective Supervision with Difficult Employees ...
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provides five core services:
Information & referral
Independent living skills training
Individual and systems advocacy
Peer counseling
Transition: transition from nursing homes and other institutions to community-based residences; assisting individuals to avoid institutional placement; and transition of youth with significant disabilities after completion of secondary education to postsecondary life.
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My daughter just got a new phone that takes her pulse, tells her she's stressed, n many other things.
In the last video he says your clothes will call an ambulance. Her phone is almost there.
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This has been going on for a long time.
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Sharista Giles was five months pregnant when she went into a coma following a car accident in December.
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Healing fast, http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2014/12/cant-damage-me.html is extreme #neuroplasticity #neuroscience http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2015/02/neuroplasticity-on-fire.html

It will look like a miracle without the diagnosis of Savant Syndrome, but u can't diagnose that cuz the word "permanent" was stuck in my original diagnosis. I'm permanently unconscious. Now ur stuck with a talking vegetable.
The following video is the closest I could find to what is going on with me. The clip is of a TV program so it is made to look fantastic. I'm in real life and this is not fantastic. Time is real- sure recovery time in me is f...
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UCP is an alternative. There's many around the country. They serve all disabilities. This 1,  http://www.ucpn.org/index.php/site/services_detail/psychology_tbi_services/ , is NY. U can see BBB at the bottom, so no major problems. I worked at a UCP on the West Coast.  *A lot of local UCP programs do not have websites. U'll have to call.
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Do Vegetative People Recognize Loved Ones?
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Yes. An article asks. http://neurosciencenews.com/vegetative-state-patients-recognition-682/ I can say yes because I am still "semi-vegetati

Michael Merzenich on re-wiring the brain | Video on TED.com
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TED Talks Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich looks at one of the secrets of the brain's incredible power: its ability to actively re-wire itse