New Podcast Discusses Recovery at SHARE Military Initiative
Janera Baskerville tells Shepherd Center Radio about her rehabilitation experience
Janera Baskerville planned to spend her career in the U.S. Marine Corps. She was an aviation supply specialist with hopes of becoming commissioned officer. In September of 2015, while on maternity leave, Janera had a brain aneurysm that changed her plans as she left the field to focus on her recovery at Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative.
“It was definitely a very long road to recovery,” Janera says. “When I came back home from Shepherd Center, I had a new hope.”
Janera joins Shepherd Center Radio for a new podcast discussing her experiences with rehabilitation at SHARE, a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for service members who have served in the U.S. military since September 11, 2001, regardless of discharge status. She discusses her new plans for her future, which include going back to school to become a neurosurgeon physician’s assistant.
Download the podcast as an audio file above, or access it at shepherd.org/radio.
The SHARE Military Initiative helps service members who are experiencing symptoms of, or have had a diagnosis of mild to moderate brain injury or concussions and any co-occurring psychological and behavioral health concerns, including post-traumatic stress. To learn more, visit shepherd.org/SHARE.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.