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Nov. 13, 2018 #52-317 PB1
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Emily Steffens, middle, and her parents, Melanie and Larry Dobson. Emily writes a column for the Star Herald and was recently given the “Special Recognition Award” by the Towards Zero Deaths program in Mankato.

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'I still have a lot to offer,' columnist says after traumatic brain injury

By Katie Lauer
klauer@postbulletin.com


“I felt alone and sad and scary and sick and not right at all,” Emily Steffens, of Dodge Center, wrote in her award-winning newspaper column Oct. 31. “I felt like I had no meaning in my life.”

The 37-year-old writes a weekly column, “It’s My Life – Living with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury,” for the Star Herald in Dodge Center, about her life after she was in a car crash without a seat belt in 1999.

“Writing my column helps me see that my life is still good,” she continued to write. “I still ...

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