Category: High Hopes Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Healthcare Center



My name is Henry W. Hochstatter. I am a TBI supporter for High Hopes at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. The month of June in 2009 reminds me of the first time I attended the High Hopes Support Group for Traumatic Brain Injury, since my tragic accident with a semi-truck on March 23, 1979, along Addison Road, in Addison, Illinois.

I am the founding member of the High Hopes TBI Support Group at Marianjoy in Wheaton, since Dr. Jay Subarau established the High Hopes Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.

I was still in a wheelchair at the time, so I was wheeled over to the Cafeteria to attend the first High Hopes TBI meeting, downstairs at the Marianjoy Center. The first High Hopes meeting started at 7:00 p.m. in the evening, on the second Tuesday, in June 1979.

High Hopes TBI Support Group promotes hope for the future, while thinking of positive thoughts and ideas for recovery. To me, High Hopes represents a TBI support group in hopes that TBI patients do better on their journey to recovery.

Since my traumatic brain injury in 1979, I had broken my armcast on the right side at Marianjoy. I remember being on a wheelchair and learning to walk outside, while watching the mallard ducks outside the Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center. In 2009, I celebrate my 30th anniversary from recovery of a traumatic brain injury with treatment and rehabilitation at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Healthcare Center in Wheaton, Illinois, USA.

Survivors from Traumatic Brain Injury: Rosave Handy, Henry W. Hochstatter and Family Members

Survivors from Traumatic Brain Injury: Brett Hochstatter and Rosave Handy

Survivor from Traumatic Brain Injury: Ken Handy

Former Addison Fire Chief John Corbly and wife Edie Corbly, relatives of Rosave Handy, Ken Handy, Henry W. Hochstatter, and Brett Hochstatter

Former Fire Chief of Addison and Lombard John Corbly and wife Edie Corbly, relatives of Henry W. Hochstatter and Brett Hochstatter, children of Rosave Handy and Ken Handy

The month of March celebrates Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness according to Philicia Deckard from the Brain Injury Association of Illinois.


You Are Invited on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. To The Marianjoy High Hopes Brain Injury Support Group Meeting

Presenting Speaker: Ken Skord, M.S., Director of Marianjoy Vocational Services who will discuss “Vocational Rehabilitation Services”

For More Information, Please Contact Dr. Nancy Devereux @ (630) 909-8607


Re: Gardenia C. Hung’s Missing a Black Rolling Case Containing Classical Guitar Music Books I and II, a black binder with Guitar Music Scores from Madonna High School, Guitar Tuning Pitch, Guitar Capo; a Beige Briefcase with the Hung Family Lombard Real Estate Property Restoration and Financing Bank Documents, Walking Beige Suede Boots, White Athletic Gym Shoes with Shining Rhinestones and Blue Trimmings, Other Walking Shoes, Size 6 ½, Sears Kenmore Embroidery Sewing Machine Computer Port Scanner, U.S. Cellular Mobile Telephone Charger .
To Whom It May Concern:
These missing items which have been taken by Henry William Hochstatter, while I lived and shared lodging and expenses with him as a disabled person at 140 West St. Charles Road, Apt. 4-B, in Villa Park, Illinois 60148, as follow:
1. a Black Rolling Case Containing Classical Guitar Music Books I and II;
2. a Black binder with Guitar Music Scores from Madonna High School, Guitar Tuning Pitch, Guitar Capo;
3. a Black Briefcase with the Hung Family Lombard Real Estate Property Restoration and Financing Bank Documents;
4. Walking Beige Suede Boots, White Athletic Gym Shoes with Shining Rhinestones and Blue Trimmings, Other Walking Shoes, Size 6 ½,
5. Sears Kenmore Embroidery Sewing Machine Computer Scanner Port;
6. U.S. Cellular Mobile Telephone Electric Wall Charger.
Henry William Hochstatter must return the missing items immediately to Gardenia C. Hung in order to prevent further actions against him for stealing while Gardenia C. Hung shared expenses and lodging with him as a disabled person.


Memory is an electrochemical process. Indelible memories result from changes in the nervous system’s function on brain cells. There are different types of memory: automatic for procedural tasks; semantic for general information; episodic for specific experiences; script for generalized experiences; and visual versus verbal memory.

Variable factors can influence and impact memory: amounts of sleep, alertness, age, environment, emotions, cognitive effort, storage/retrieval practices.

Brain structure and function can affect memory. The frontal lobes allow a sense of self, arousal, judgement, higher level thinking skills, emotional response, language, personality, word associations, “motor” memory. The parietal lobes provide a perception of touch, voluntary movement, visual perception, sensory integration. The temporal lobes allow long-term memory, categorization, auditory perception. The occipital lobes enhance visual perception.

Deficits Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury Do Impact Memory
Damage to the frontal lobes can affect sequencing information, perserveration, spontaneity, flexibility, attention/concentration, emotional stability, imagination, expressive communication.

Injury to the parietal lobes can impair naming objects, writing words, multi-tasking, divided attention, hand-to-eye coordination, awareness of body in space.

Traumatic damage to the temporal lobes cause memory loss in remembering names and faces, reception communication, identifying/naming objects, short-term memory, sexual interest, categorization.

Impairment of the occipital lobes hinders visual understanding, word/color recognition, academic skills (reading/writing).

Mnemonic Acronyms for Memory Recall include W-R-A-P: Write, Repeat, Association, Picture.

State-of-the-art Memory Aids in the 21st century include the computer, hardware and software, the telephone, cellular or mobile, the iPad devices.

How Can You Utilize Existing Technology To Assist YYou With Memory Recall?

Keys Words To Memory Include: Consistency, Practice, Confidence, Assistance.

From Marianjoy Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, High Hopes Brain Injury Support Group, “Remembering What I Forgot: Everyday Memory Aids”. For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Devereux, Telephone: (630) 909-8607


My name is Henry W. Hochstatter. I am a TBI supporter for High Hopes at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. The month of June in 2009 reminds me of the first time I attended the High Hopes Support Group for Traumatic Brain Injury, since my tragic accident with a semi-truck on March 23, 1979, along Addison Road, in Addison, Illinois.

I am the founding member of the High Hopes TBI Support Group at Marianjoy in Wheaton, since Dr. Jay Subarau established the High Hopes Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.

I was still in a wheelchair at the time, so I was wheeled over to the Cafeteria to attend the first High Hopes TBI meeting, downstairs at the Marianjoy Center. The first High Hopes meeting started at 7:00 p.m. in the evening, on the second Tuesday, in June 1979.

High Hopes TBI Support Group promotes hope for the future, while thinking of positive thoughts and ideas for recovery. To me, High Hopes represents a TBI support group in hopes that TBI patients do better on their journey to recovery.

Since my traumatic brain injury in 1979, I had broken my armcast on the right side at Marianjoy. I remember being on a wheelchair and learning to walk outside, while watching the mallard ducks outside the Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center. In 2009, I celebrate my 30th anniversary from recovery of a traumatic brain injury with treatment and rehabilitation at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Healthcare Center in Wheaton, Illinois, USA.

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