On January 20, 2011 Amanda Nachman suffered a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), whiplash, and a back/hip injury. Her whole life changed on the day of her accident. Rather than despair, she chose to become an advocate for herself and to create a positive new life and career.
In her book Who Am I Again? A Teacher's Story of Her Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Ms. Nachman not only shares her emotional journey in her story through sadness, anger, and humor, but also her challenges with the medical and legal systems. Throughout the book, Ms. Nachman gives recommendations based on her legal and medical experiences. This book is not only beneficial to those who are survivors of a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), and their caregivers, but also medical professionals who work with this population.
Amanda Nachman was an elementary schoolteacher for fifteen years before her mild traumatic brain injury in 2011. She is still working on her recovery, and writing to share her story to get the word out that people we meet every day can be affected by concussions. Amanda Nachman was raised in Burnsville and has lived in Minnesota most of her life. She lives in Mendota Heights with her husband Scott and their dog Bella.