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Someone You Should Know - Linda Robinson

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

"I took one step off the ladder and that's the last thing I remember," Linda Robinson said.

Ten years ago, and eight-foot fall left Robinson with a brain injury, a head fracture and memory loss.

She didn't recognize her car, her house, or even her husband, Joel.

"I didn't know who my life partner was, I called him 'Mark' for six months apparently," Robinson said.

Robinson's recovery was slow, but she's made almost a full recovery.

"I just seem to feel better and better and better," Robinson said.

With that recovery, she's helping people who have gone through similar situations.

Robinson has been at Town Clock Mental Health in Dubuque for more than a year, working as a Certified Peer Support Specialist.

"To be a role model for them, to be able to see 'Hey, this is what I can achieve too, and know that just because I have a brain injury doesn't mean I can't be successful,'" Shannon Williams, a Mental Health Counselor at Town Clock Mental Health, said about Robinson.

Robinson and her husband are finishing up the planning stages of a weekly "Brain Injury Coping Skills" class.

She's sharing her experiences to make others feel better, and in turn, it makes her feel better too.

"It makes me feel good, it makes me feel better about myself, about my life, about people, it gives me more hope for humanity," Robinson said.

Robinson and her husband are hoping the classes will begin late this spring or early summer.

They will be located at Town Clock Mental Health in Dubuque.

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