Rosemary Rawlins is the author of Learning by Accident, an inspirational memoir about learning and growing from adversity through the experience of caring for her husband after a near-fatal bike crash that led to a traumatic brain injury. Beneath the Armor, A Caregiver’s Story is a shortened version of the full-length manuscript, excerpted exclusively for Think Piece Publishing.
Rosemary has chosen the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) to receive her Think Piece donation in the amount of 5 percent of the first month’s total sales. “The Brain Injury Association has always been there for us, and we want to help them continue to provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals and families struggling with brain injury throughout Virginia,” she said.
As a spokesperson for Balance for Cyclists, an organization promoting bicycling safety and cyclist specific accident insurance coverage, Rosemary stresses the importance of preparedness. She supports Balance because her husband was injured in a bike vs. car crash, and she knows first hand that there are extra costs that may not be covered by other insurance policies like major medical and disability.
Rosemary also speaks frequently at community events and at medical conferences.
She and Hugh live in Glen Allen, Virginia, but always keep one foot firmly planted in the sandy beaches of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
To view a short film about relationships after TBI featuring Rosemary and her husband, visit http://www.brainline.org
To see a New York Times article featuring Rosemary and Hugh, visit, http://www.nytimes.com
You can read more about Rosemary on her website: http://rosemaryrawlins.com/