Harriet Rose Ronaghan has written a book about her recovery from a traumatic brain injury. She is looking for a traditional publishing house. This blog will hopefully entice you to learn more about the recovery of a traumatic brain injury; specifically that being brain injured still means you can be everything you always dreamed.
Harriet had an amazing recovery and all she wants to do is help other survivors as much as she can. The book does concentrate on her brain injury but it’s also generally about having hope, compassion and love of life in general.
Harriet was born in England, started ballet at age three and continued up until the day she was no longer able to. At the age of 18 she was in a severe car crash that left her in a coma. Never ever did Harriet imagine there would come a day when she couldn’t balance on one foot let alone run down the street. She began writing a journal as a way to escape the reality that her life had become. Harriet has come a long way down this road of recovery and she never really aspired to be an author but she believes her book will help others and that’s all what she want to do.
Quote: “My disability was only a disability for as long I chose to look at it that way. When I opened my eyes to my abilities, I began living again.”
Harriet was given less than a 5% chance to survive.