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Join the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) for free today! Connect with family and friends through CarePages© and learn more about your trauma center and what to expect in the hours and days after the injury. Benefit from programs and services available to you and your loved one as you move together on the road to recovery.

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Steve's Story

My trauma experience happened Nov 20th 1982. A friend and I were traveling home from a mutual friend’s house. Another driver, who had fallen asleep at the wheel, hit our car head on. It was an offset head on crash that crushed the passenger side of the car – I was in the passenger seat. I was pinned in the car for an hour and a half and it took quite an effort to cut me out of the vehicle.

I was very fortunate with respect to my more

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