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by Andy Rausch and Joe Reinecker
Robin Mustain is a 38-year-old Parsons woman who receives services from SKIL. She suffered a number of injuries (most notably a head injury) when she was in a car accident at age 17. At that time she was still a high school student at Olathe North in Olathe, Kansas.
Robin's brain injuries manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including severe memory loss. “I can't remember what I ate for lunch yesterday,” she explains. “After my brain injury, I couldn't even remember my own mom. I actually thought my sister was my mom. I couldn't remember any of my friends either.”
Robin's mother, now deceased, was a former employee at SKIL, so she approached the organization seeking assistance. Today, Robin lives alone. Because of SKIL, she has three direct staff workers who assist her with some day-to-activities. “I have a worker to help feed me, and when I take a shower I have a worker to help with that, too. Because I fell two times in the shower trying to answer the phone.”
“I am very happy with my services here at SKIL,” says Robin. “They have helped me a lot.”
Robin also works as a secretary at Independent Strides, which she enjoys. She says her favorite part of the job is meeting new people. She also enjoys listening to country music like Toby Keith and Allan Jackson. She also enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend.