Amanda Nachman discusses "Who Am I Again? A Teacher's Story of Her Mild Traumatic Brain Injury"
02/05/2013 7:00 pm
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
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.
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.