Judith Johnston is 5 years into transitioning from “victim” to ABI Survivor. Prior to her accident she was Vice President of a family owned Life Insurance Brokerage and Employee Benefits Consultant, speaking to groups for over 30 years. Among the rehabilitation hurdles was her difficulty with expression; with much hard work and determination, she is finding her way back to her speaking role, but for a new, more meaningful purpose. Judith speaks to graduate speech-language pathology students and ABI Conference attendees from the perspective of a survivor. Judith has a strong passion for instilling hope, fostering growth, and promoting collaboration.