Back To School With Andrea

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Show notes for Episode 79

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Summary
Continuing our Back To School series, in this episode our host Joe is interviewing Andrea Valero Edoria (or Dre as Joe calls her). Dre suffered an aneurysm and stroke at 3.5 years old and now as an adult, she talks with Joe about how she coped as a child with the disabilities she gained from her stroke as well as navigating school and interpersonal relationships as a child brain injury survivor. Plus how Dre turned her disabilities into her superpower by helping other adolescent brain injury survivors through her public speaking and nonprofit work. Dre is a real-life superhero! If you’re an adolescent brain injury survivor, what are some challenges you’ve faced and how do you overcome them? Please share with us on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Follow Dre at https://instagram.com/ballinalldre
  • Bethany Noelle’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/boosquaredentertainment
  • K-pop -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-pop
  • SameYou.org
  • Thomas Mejia episodes – https://theneuronerds.com/episodes/avm-survivor-thomas-mejia-part-1, https://theneuronerds.com/episodes/avm-survivor-thomas-mejia-part-2
  • LA County Commission on Disabilities – http://laccod.lacounty.gov/

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Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

    • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
    • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae

  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter

  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


Teen TBI Talk with Kayla & Derrius

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Summary
This is our very first Teen TBI Talk episode as part of our Back To School Series! Co-hosts Joe and Lauren talk with teen TBI survivor Derrius and his mom Kayla about his experience suffering multiple concussions as a child, how they affected him both physically and mentally and what recovery has been like as an adolescent. Lauren being a TBI survivor as well relates to him about all of the emotional and physical affects of a concussion. Plus they discuss prevention and awareness. If you are a teen/child TBI survivor or know someone who has gone through this, please share your story with us and connect with Derrius. Leave us a comment on our socials to connect!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Follow Kayla and Derrius on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kaylajoshow and https://www.instagram.com/dmoney_1239
  • The Hella Real Show – https://www.thehellarealshow.com, https://www.youtube.com/hellareal, https://www.instagram.com/thehellarealshow

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Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

    • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
    • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae

  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter

  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


Brain Training & Back To School With Ella Sofia

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Summary
It’s back to school month and we’re kicking it off with a special interview with guest co-host and habit coach, Ella Sofia. After suffering a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 14, Ella has dedicated her life to learning how to retrain the brain post-brain injury as well as being an advocate for other stroke and brain injury survivors. She talks with our host Joe about being a teenager dealing with school, fitting in and all the other challenges of being an adolescent while going through stroke recovery and rehab. If you’re an adolescent brain injury survivor or the parent of one, what are some challenges you’re facing as you get ready to go back to school? Let us know on our socials. The NeuroNerds are here to help!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Follow Ella Sofia on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ellasssofia, on Facebook at https://www.Facebook.com/ellasssofia and her website www.ellasofia.ca
  • www.Squadcast.fm

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Picks at www.amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds

Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds!**. Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Mimi Hayes’ book ‘I’ll Be Ok It’s Just A Hole In My Head.’ Join us!

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds

  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

    • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
    • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae

  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter

  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


Joe’s 3-Year Stroke-iversary

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Summary
It’s our host Joe’s 3-year stroke-iversary August 4th! And he’s celebrating in this episode along with co-host Lauren. They talk about setting new goals, rebirth after a brain injury, plans to connect even deeper with the stroke and brain injury survivor community and just overall showing Joe some love for all the work he does for our community! Please send Joe some stroke-iversary love on our socials! Tag #JoeStrokeiversary

Check out The NeuroNerds Amazon Picks at amazon.com/shop/theneuronerds
Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds!
. Currently, The NeuroNerds are reading our fellow stroke survivor, Mimi Hayes’ book ‘I’ll Be Ok It’s Just A Hole In My Head.’ Join us on Audible!

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

Neuro Spiritual Rehab with Tobias Tubbs

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Summary

In this very special episode, our host Joe interviews motivational speaker, activist and spiritual healer Tobias Tubbs on-location at Words Uncaged HQ. Tobias helped train Joe’s service dog Stella in the Paws for Life program at Lancaster prison. During this powerful and moving conversation, these two survivors and thrivers talk about service animals and the emotional connection they have with their human counterparts as well as brain injury and rehabilitation on both a spiritual and physical level.

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Follow Tobias on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tobiastubbs/
  • Words Uncaged – http://wordsuncaged.com
  • Mentioned habit coach and stroke survivor – Ella Sofia – https://ellasofia.ca
  • Mentioned stroke survivor – Noreen Walsh – https://www.instagram.com/noreenwalshart/
  • Chris Sacca – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Sacca

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Plus get a free Audible trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/theneuronerds!**

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

Comic Con 2019 Wrap with Ash and Malcom

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Summary
San Diego Comic Con 2019 is over and The NeuroNerds have lots of feelings and reactions to share on all the nerdy news and announcements from the show! Co-hosts Joe and Lauren talk about everything from Marvel, Star Trek, Cosplay, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and more. Plus there is on-site interviews at Comic Con with our NeuroNerd correspondent, Ash Hopson including her interview with friend of the show, actor, Malcolm Barrett where he talks about his new show The Boys and his plans to turn his play “Brain Problems” into a TV show! We’re nerding out plus talking about the overstimulation brain injury survivors experience at conferences like Comic Con. Yup, this episode is jam packed! What’s your favorite nerdy announcement from Comic Con? Let us know on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Anime Expo – http://www.anime-expo.org/
  • Malcolm Barrett – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057217/
  • Follow Malcolm – https://www.instagram.com/verbalberappin and https://twitter.com/malcolmbarrett
  • Follow Ash on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ashlena_71/ and https://www.instagram.com/caliexplorethetown/
  • The Boys – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190634/
  • Star Trek: Picard Trailer – https://youtu.be/KbXy0f0aCN0
  • Brandon Scott performing ‘Drive’ Game Night Market/Dead To Me Mashup – https://twitter.com/thesincitylp/status/1144395574600331264?s=20

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Plus the NeuroNerds Amazon Favorites and Audible links are coming soon!**

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
    • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
    • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
  • Mahershala Ali pronunciation audio excerpt is from Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV Show on ABC
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

Comic Con & Prime Day 2019 Pre-Game

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Summary

We’re counting down to San Diego Comic Con 2019 and co-hosts Joe and Lauren are talking in depth about all of the panels and nerdom they’d like to hear about from our NeuroNerd correspondent Ash who will be on-location. (Stay tuned for our next episode will include live interviews with Ash at the show!) Joe and Lauren talk Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Disney, Marvel plus their Amazon Prime picks for Prime Day as well as Lauren’s new obsession with the Amazon Prime show ‘Good Omens’. What are you most excited to see at Comic Con and what will you be getting on Amazon Prime Day? Share with us in the comments on our socials!

The NeuroNerds Amazon Prime Day Picks:

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones – https://amzn.to/2lpZhg3

Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) – https://amzn.to/2lpXWG3

A Song of Ice and Fire (7 Volumes) – https://amzn.to/2l5Bd1L

Good Omens – https://amzn.to/2lp9RE0

Good Omens Script Book – https://amzn.to/2lpfgLj

The NeuroNerds Amazon Favorites and Audible links coming soon!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Game Of Thrones panels at Comic Con 2019 – http://collider.com/game-of-thrones-comic-con-2019/
  • Good Omens – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1869454/
  • Neil Gaiman – http://www.neilgaiman.com/
  • The Sandman – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandman_(Vertigo)
  • Neil Gaiman on Tumblr – https://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/
  • Spawn movie on Rotten Tomatoes – https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/spawn
  • The Punisher movie – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330793/
  • Justice League movie – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/
  • Disney’s Mulan (live action) Trailer – https://youtu.be/01ON04GCwKs
  • Bayonetta – https://bayonetta.fandom.com/wiki/Bayonetta_(character)

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

Hangin With My My Stromie Tamsen & The Butler Crew

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Summary
This episode features a very special, in-person interview with Tamsen Butler of The Stromies! We’ve had Tamsen on the show before with The Stromies – a collective of 3 stroke survivor friends who created a blog to share their recovery journeys along with featuring other stroke survivor stories. Tamsen and The Stromies do amazing work for the stroke and brain injury survivor community so we are happy to have her on the show again along with her whole family! With Tamsen’s “stroke-iversary” approaching on July 15th, it was the perfect time for her to share her personal stroke story along with her family sharing their experience including the unique perspective of her children, Monet and Abram and how Monet’s quick thinking helped save her mother’s life!

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

Joe’s Birthday vs The 4th of July

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Summary

It’s a couple days away from Joe’s birthday (July 3rd), the 4th of July and the premiere of the new Spider-Man movie! The NeuroNerds are talking all about how they have beat their personal struggles with celebrating their birthdays and how their brain injury experiences have been a big part of that! Plus they share how they deal with the overstimulation that comes with July 4th parties and fireworks, how they overcame bullying and became comfortable in their own skin after childhood growing pains.

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home – https://www.marvel.com/movies/spider-man-far-from-home

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds.
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter

Joe & Lauren Go Into The Spider-Verse

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Summary
Our co-host Lauren, is back!! And in honor of her return she and Joe are getting super nerdy. With Spider-Man: Far From Home coming out in a week, Joe and Lauren talk about their theories about the Spider-verse and how Marvel is going to connect the different iterations of Spider-Man on the big screen using alternate realities unleashing the Marvel multiverse! Which of course leads them into a further discussion of alternate realities, science fiction and quantum physics in general. What do you think about the idea of connecting all the Spider-Man movies through the multiverse? Let us know on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Fan Fiction Websites – Fanfiction.net and https://archiveofourown.org/
  • Interview with Tripp – https://theneuronerds.com/episodes/ep-66
  • Felice’s favorite video that explains Avengers Endgame time travel- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihgqb3tUENs
    Please continue to help us get closure and justice for Joe. Tweet @vphcares and tell Valley Pres to admit their fault and negligence in losing @joesorocks on August 26, 2016. Here’s an example tweet: “@vphcares, shame on you for losing a stroke patient, @joesorocks on the streets of Van Nuys on 8/26/16! Do the right thing, admit your negligence and issue a public apology.”
  • Contact Valley Presbyterian Hospital and demand justice – https://www.valleypres.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds.
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
    • Local Elevator by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300012, Artist: http://incompetech.com/