MEG BUSING: ‘Yes You Can’
Meg takes us on a roller coaster journey that started on a fateful afternoon as a 14 year old pulled from a car wreck. When everything changed in an instant. More damaged on the inside, she quickly discovered that while some scars heal, the effects of traumatic brain injury don’t go away. “Loss changes you forever, right? From my experience of loosing part of who I am I know how we react is a choice. And my choice is not to let my disability define me” Turing tragedy into triumph, every barrier that is thrown up provides a new pathway, every “you cant” is turned into a “I can” leading to founding a non-profit for kids and young adults with epilepsy, to come together to see all they CAN do at the Midwest YouCaN Foundation.
Meg Busing knows that everything can change in an instant. After emerging from a
coma with a traumatic brain injury that would lead to a decade-long battle with intractable epilepsy, she found she was still herself – but also someone entirely new.
In the years since the accident, she has navigated a world that doesn’t always understand invisible challenges and boldly pursued her dreams – becoming a Registered Nurse, a wife and a mother of three. Now she’s sharing with others the value of becoming their own best advocate, building a strong community of support, and still finding things that they CAN do.
As founder and Executive Director of the Midwest YouCan Foundation, Meg has created Camp YouCan- a unique opportunity for kids and young adults with Epilepsy to come together to see all that they CAN do. With epilepsy, too many days are filled with reminders of what shouldn’t be done. Meg is on a mission to change that!