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UNK- “Recovery Is Now,” a presentation about one man’s recovery from a severe traumatic brain injury, will be held
at 7 p.m. in the Sisler Room of the Memorial Student Affairs Building on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will feature Jerry Christensen, who is from Rock Springs, Wyo.
Christensen, who calls himself “The Brain Guy,” was severely injured in a bicycle accident at the age of 15, and according to his website, “…he died twice due to a severe traumatic brain Injury.”
Currently, he is on what he describes as “the world’s longest bicycle tour to benefit a nonprofit, specifically the Brain Shift Foundation.”
Christensen said that the experts told him he would never recover much less go to college or work longer than 6 weeks. Rather than having faith in the prognosis, Christensen said that he understood that the power which healed was within the individual himself rather than any prognosis or expectation of another.
Now that he has recovered, gone to college and done just about everything the experts said was impossible, he is riding his bike in what he calls the 2010 Recovery Is Now Tour. The tour is believed to be the world’s longest tour to benefit a nonprofit, with the focus of earning the recognition from Guinness World Records as being the longest solo bicycle tour.
The Recovery is Now Tour is being held to publicize The Recovery Meditation Method™ and raise the funds necessary to conduct the science necessary to support the findings. Not only has Christensen devoted 17 consecutive months to this journey, but he is also holding talks and public engagements to promote The Recovery Meditation Method™.
For more information about the tour, go to: http://www.2010RINT.org