Ketchup on the Baseboard

Rebuilding life after brain injury.

By Carolyn Rocchio


Ketchup on the Baseboard tells the personal story of the author's journey after her son, Tim, sustained a brain injury. Chronicling Tim's progress over more than 20 years, Carolyn Rocchio describes his recovery along with the complex emotions, changing dynamics and expectations of her family. This is more than a personal story. It contains a collection of articles on over 35 topics ranging from health and medical care to rehabilitation, community resources, helping children, planning for the future and mental health. Carolyn's list of achievements, honors and publications is lengthy - but what you will find in this book is the voice of a mother who knows first hand about the compassion, hope and determination needed in life after brain injury.