Deborah E. Schneider, BA, LMT, CBIS
Deborah Ellen Schneider, a married mother of four, received her BA in English from Muhlenberg College.
She is a former high school English teacher, corporate trainer at J.P. Morgan Bank, and the North American head of human resources and administration for Sumitomo Bank, Ltd., the second largest bank in the world.
was an accomplished equestrian with plans to open a riding academy for people with disabilities and wanted to write a book, until one day a car ride changed everything.
In 1995, Deborah
was rear-ended by a speeding truck and sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) so severe, that within seconds she
was functioning like a five-year-old child.
endured chronic pain, post traumatic stress syndrome, and debilitating physical injuries.
Critical to her
recovery was her
rehabilitation at Transitions of Long Island, a facility for the head injured, and support from family and friends as well as strangers.
Today, even after a double mastectomy; she
has had a miraculous recovery, and an amazing spiritual transformation.
She attended the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York and became a licensed massage therapist with a private practice specializing in pain and stress relief.
She is also a Coordinator for the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) where she advocates for TBI survivors and their families on Long Island.
has resumed her
equestrian activities, and she
is the author of Wind Dancing: The Gift of Healing Traumatic Brain Injury.