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No Helmet, now my life has changed forever by Carolyn

At a "rent-a-horse" place I went on a trail ride one morning in May of 1999. I was not offered a helmet. The horse I was riding began galloping. The cinch gave way and I hit the ground. Five years later I have lost my successful business, my home, most of my friends, and all of my money. I can not remember things, multi-task, recognize faces, and I get lost a lot. I am on medication to keep me awake and medication for severe depression. I went through four years of rehabilitation so I could "get well". There is no getting well. I will always be like this. Wear a helmet and enjoy your life.

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