Thank you both. You've helped tremendously and put a smile on my face in the process.
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Thank you. I would like to mention it in my personal statement. the injury and subsequent therapies largely changed my skill set and influenced my career path. However, mentioning this in the personal statement could leave the impression that I am either making excuses or trying to appeal to their sympathies. What do you think? Think it's okay to address it as long as it's not a whining, pity-me tone?
My undergrad GPA was 2.99 in Sociology. freshman year, 3.5, that summer, pretty serious car accident, traumatic brain injury, doctors recommended i withdraw from school but i refused. i ended up with 1.9 to 2.4 for the next four semesters (memory, cognitive abilities, etc, greatly affected). did have some therapy in that time to relearn how to learn and have fully recovered now. last year of school, 3.5, final semester, all A's.
Should I address this ? If so, how and where? I'm afraid that if I don't, they'll look at my GPA and assume the worst, or that my transcripts will list the TBI status and they will not be aware that I have fully recovered.