A version of this blog was originally published in Breaking Ground, a quarterly publication of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities I am a person with a disability. I survived a traumatic brain injury following a car wreck when I was 18. My disability is visible in the partial paralysis of the right side of my body which affects the […]
Frank Meeuwis (pronounced May-vis) was born in Pennsylvania, has lived in Europe, and graduated high school in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1997, he incurred a traumatic brain injury from a car-collision and has resulting disabilities. At The University of Tennessee, Frank graduated with both his Bachelor's degrees and a Master of Science in Social Work. Since 2007, he lives in Madison on the outskirts of Nashville, where he works as the Director of Quality Improvement and Systems Change at The Arc Tennessee. He continues to volunteer his service as Treasurer for the Brain Injury Association of Tennessee and on an advisory committee for Nashville’s Mayor. Married since 2009 to his college note-taker—now a middle school teacher—Frank and Mary have a two sons, 4-year-old Jack and 6-month old Milo.