Produced and Directed by Katerina Dejkoska
“Never, never, never give up”- Winston Churchill
TBI can happen to anyone at anytime.
The documentary "Overcoming" exposes how individuals cope with the consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury that are different in any one of them.
Most importantly, the film demonstrates the possibilities of moving on with positivity after sustaining Traumatic Brain Injury.
The goal of the documentary is to raise awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury and to provide more information about its consequences.
A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain.
Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild” (i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury).
“Because of my injury I cannot like go back to the ocean, and surf. So I decided like to relearn again how to swim. That was the key, the thing that most helped me to recover.”
“After my injury I was extremely determined to … to walk again, to…to read books again ... And that…that really helped me in my recovery.”
“It’s really critical to prepare yourself for continually recovering and healing. And it’s a long process. And never give up.”
“My TBI has changed me as a person in many ways.
I’ve learned to become more patient as a person, because I know that the recovery process is slow and doesn’t happen over night.”
“What I would recommend to other TBI survivors is…
Do what you love. In anyway you can. You got joy from that before, that’s why you love it.”