Kara Swanson suffered a traumatic brain injury in 1996. Her book, "I'll Carry the Fork! Recovering a Life After Brain Injury" was published in 1999. Kara has written articles for magazines specializing in stroke and head trauma. She has keynoted speeches for the brain injury community all over the United States and Canada.
Kara has helped soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who have suffered head trauma. She was a primary care-giver for her parents for 15 years after their multiple strokes and she counsels survivors and their families online. Kara has been blogging for three years and her brain injury blog has been read by tens of thousands.