Promotes his book, “The Compassionate Side of Compromise”
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA (May 6, 2022) – Oklahoma City author and brain injury survivor Gary Bulmer will be hosting two book signings in May to promote his book, “The Compassionate Side of Compromise; A Journey Through Traumatic Brain Injury.”
Containing a collection of more than 100 short stories about his brain injury and recovery journey, Bulmer’s book is designed to help other families start the healing process by having conversations around traumatic brain injury.
Book signings are scheduled for:
- Friday, May 13 at Deer Clan Books in Bethany, 3905 N. College, from 6 to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 21 at Best of Books in Edmond, 1313 E. Danforth, from 12 to 2 p.m.
“By reading stories of how even the simplest of activities were altered by my brain injury, other survivors and their families can use my book as a discussion tool and resource,” Bulmer said. “Knowing you are not alone and identifying with someone who has experienced the same situations can provide a great deal of comfort.”
Stories range from keeping a calendar to learning to use GPS to tracking chores in a black book that Bulmer calls his brain. He also addresses raising children and intimacy with his wife.
At the age of 20, Bulmer had a hemorrhagic stroke, his arteriovenous malformation (AVM) ruptured. After several surgeries and years of working through the difficulties of his brain injury, Bulmer had a lifelong dream of writing a book to help others.
Bulmer and his wife, Elaine, organize a support group in Oklahoma City for brain injury survivors. Additionally, Bulmer has worked as an advocate for the American Heart Association, having testified before a Senate sub-committee in Washington, D.C. In October 2019, he addressed Congress about stroke issues, including my story.