Maryland TBI survivor using art to connect with community

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BRENTWOOD, Md. – Christina Osheim is a full-time artist — creating signature ceramics and free hand sketches. She’s also a severe traumatic brain injury survivor.

The then 20-year-old cracked her head open and lost part of her brain in a freak car accident.

That day dramatically altered the next two decades of her life.

Osheim says moving to Maryland a year ago led to a realization of what she should’ve initially received, but didn’t – trauma counseling, reasonable accommodations and a fund for her extensive medical care. It’s a message the Brain Injury Association of Maryland is helping her share.

Although Osheim still carries the grief of her injury, she’s now gained a community of support and a fulfilling outlet through art.

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