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Step by Step: Kent Templien’s Resilience

— A hush falls over the auditorium. 75 onlookers in silence. They watch—some in awe, hands cupped over their mouths—as Kent Templien makes a slow, determined walk to the front of the room. Kent labors to plant one foot ahead of the other. He braces his elbows onto the pads of a platform walker and […]

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QLI Braincast: Conversations on Brain Injury with Dr. Jeff Snell

For Brain Injury Awareness Month, we sat down with QLI’s director of psychology and neuropsychology services, Dr. Jeff Snell. Dr. Snell has been a leading force for QLI 20 years, helping our organization–and, in turn, our industry–iterate and innovate in the world of brain injury rehabilitation. Each of the four episodes chronicles a different topic […]

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#ChangeYourMind: Brain Injury Awareness Month

For Brain Injury Awareness Month 2018, QLI is sharing stories of endurance, triumph, and success to help reframe general awareness and knowledge regarding life after injury. Catastrophic TBIs are devastating injuries. But they aren’t life sentences. Thanks to the incredible expertise available in all levels of post-injury healthcare, brain injury survivors still maintain enormous potential […]

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How it Feels to Rebuild Lives: An Interview with QLI Therapist Nealey Hoffman

Last December we shared the incredible story of Tom Wagstaff, an Independence, Missouri police officer who sustained a brain injury in the line of duty and came to QLI on his rigorous path to recovery.  We sat down with Nealey Hoffman, one of QLI’s talented speech therapists and a key member of Officer Wagstaff’s rehabilitation […]

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Take the Throne: Seth Wannamaker’s Charge to the Top

It looks less like a wheelchair and more like the imagining of some brutal end-of-world steampunk fiction, all crisscrossing metal and scuffed aluminum. The wheels splay away from the seat of the chair at a 30-degree angle. The flat panels covering the wheel spokes display a history of combat, a history transcribed in scars and […]

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