Public Policy of the Brain Injury Network Policy dated 9-12-09
The Term “Survivor”: We humbly acknowledge that many people with acquired brain injury whether from traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, or brain illness, self-identify with the term “survivor”. A survivor is someone who is able to carry on in spite of hardships, setbacks and trauma. It’s someone who is resilient and courageous enough to cope with and overcome adversity and misfortune. That is what we do. Many people in our brain injury survivor community are keen on using this term. Not every person who sustained a brain injury wishes to make use of this designation, but for those of us who want to we consider it a badge of honor to state that we are brain injury survivors.