Interviews & Events with Donna

Since my book, Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver's Tale was released on November 1, 2018, I have been invited as a guest on many radio shows and podcasts. I love sharing my story with audiences with the hope that, perhaps, I can help someone. Helping folks through the brain injury maze has been my goal since my husband, David, had a brain injury in 2005. I hope that you will listen and walk away with at least one tiny tidbit of information that you can use on your caregiver path.

Caregiver Spotlight on Happy, Healthy Caregiver with Host, Elizabeth Miller

Part 1

"What a wonderful show it is for folks to learn about traumatic brain injury and its impact on a couple."

Elizabeth B. Miller, Host


The show is available on all major podcast platforms including Apple Podcast, iHeart Radio, Spotify, YouTube, etc.

Folks can also listen to the episode from the Happy Healthy Caregiver website.

Part 2

Writers of the World

Original Writer of the Week article here.

March 2019

Intro Music compliments of: free Creative Commons License

Original article of Writers of the World here.


Panel - Donna O'Donnell Figurski, Deb Brandon,

Su Meck, and Jeannette Davidson-Mayer

March 2019

Audio Jungle - Music Standard License Purchased: Inspiring Piano by Veaceslav Draganov

To read the transcript of the

Brain Injury Discussion Panel,

click the PDF.

Live - Strive - Thrive: A Caregiver's Mantra

Big Hearts - Caring for Caregivers Support Group - Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, California

On August 21, 2019, Gale Hanson hosted me at Big Hearts - Caring for Caregivers Support Group at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, California. I had the honor to speak to about 18 caregivers about David's and my story about our journey after his brain injury.

This is what Gale wrote to me after my talk.

Dear Donna,

Your book is riveting!  I forced myself to put it down at 11:15 last night.  

LOVE is what kept youy upright and on duty all those intense years….geeez!!!  You are an inspiration !

Thank you for sharing so generously of your time !

My talk, Live - Strive - Thrive: A Caregiver's Mantra can be heard in its entirety below.

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