Her resume appears as preparation for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): training in science, internal medicine, and treatment of trauma; expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She was already widely published in these fields, an invited lecturer and speaker, Board-certified in rehabilitation medicine, holding appointments at the Ohio State University (where she received her Doctor of Medicine), Riverside Methodist Hospital/Dublin Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, Ohio; medical adviser for Columbus-area corporations such as Honda of America, Compuserve, Careworks of Ohio, to name a few.
In 1996 she suffered the TBI discussed in this episode, and spent the next 2 years calling on all of the resources she had – mental, physical, financial, and spiritual – to work through her own recovery and find a new “normalcy.” Dr. Gordon is dearly familiar with the many obstacles to recovery from a TBI, including the profound depression that is generated when you are “out of your brain.” She has even written a book for which she is uniquely qualified as both a physician and a TBI survivor.
Brenda Tracy is many things; a mother, a nurse, an advocate, an activist, a lobbyist, and a survivor of a gang rape by four football players. After coming forward with her story in 2014, she quickly realized that educating, engaging, and inspiring men and coaches to become involved in the fight against sexual violence was what she was most passionate about. Tracy is making a tremendous impact by raising awareness of sexual assault through her non-profit organization #SetTheExpectation where she travels and speaks to high school and college players and coaches sharing her story.
Please visit and sign the pledge at SetTheExpectation.org
Vist her personal site at BrendaTracy.com
Use and follow her hashtag #SetTheExpectation on social media.
Brenda can also be found on Twitter @BrendaTracy24 and Facebook @Brenda.Tracy.775