In 2010 Julian suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident. Since then he has adapted to life with a brain injury, sharing his story with others and offering understanding for those going through similar experiences. Julian is a source of great positivity and inspiration for anyone who is adjusting to life with a brain injury.
Hello, my name is Julian. I’m 29 years old and live in Brisbane. I was born in Colombia but moved to Australia in 2008.
My brain injury
I’ve had my brain injury for 11 years now. In February 2010 I suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a car. Following the accident I was in a coma for 20 days and spent 6 months in hospital where I received physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology as part of my recovery. Thanks to the support of my family, I was able to recover well and adapt to my new self.
Living with a brain injury
Post-injury I’ve had to learn to manage things like: chronic fatigue, emotional liability, cognitive problems and impulse control. There have been many challenges and steps along the way, but my love for learning and languages has helped me through.
Understanding brain injury
Having lived with a brain injury for over ten years, I know first-hand what it is like and how much the symptoms can vary for people. I also know that brain injury can be an invisible disability, which is why people in society can sometimes misunderstand the full extent of it.
Connecting with me
I love to listen to people and talk about life and brain injury. I’ve had a lot of opportunities to share my story over the years and I know just what it’s like to go through the many challenges.
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