The purpose/mission of the National Brain Injury Foundation is to provide social support groups, advocacy, and information to people with brain injuries and their families.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring issue of THE Challenge Focuses on Community Resources

The spring issue of BIAA's quarterly publication, THE Challenge!, is ready for download. Check out the many wonderful articles about community resources, including Dr. Janet Williams' cover story on transitioning to community life after a brain injury. Cindy Daniels provides helpful tips on how to prepare for an emergency. BIAA spring intern, Meg Woodbury, interviewed members of BIAA's Alumni Council for their tips and suggestions for reintegration following a brain injury. And you can read all about BIAA's new board members. Click here to download the spring issue, and click here to see all of the past issues of THE Challenge! going back to 2008.

Friday, May 25, 2012

NBIF @ The Oneida County Historical Society

Thank you to Brian J. Howard, Oneida County Historical Society, for the speech on OCHS's history and Oneida County in general. We all enjoyed it, along with the tour of museum exhibits. We were left with a fresh perspective on Oneida County. Great place to visit and learn! More photos --> Click Here

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NBIF at Proctor Park for a guided history hike

Great time, great people! Big thank you to the Oneida County Historical Society for helping us prep for this one. Everyone loved the old photographs and facts provided.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Woodruff's struggle 6 years on...

It's been six years, and sometimes Bob Woodruff's brain still doesn't allow him to find the words.
The famed ABC broadcaster — the one-time anchor who was nearly killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006 — recently broadcast live from the John Edwards trial.
Appearing on “Good Morning America,” he stood outside the courthouse, looked into the camera and tried to say that one of the trial's witnesses “went in and testified.”
Instead he said this: “He went in and terrified.”
Such are the dangers of going on live TV while still recovering from a severe brain injury that affects memory and word recognition.  Click here to read more

Wednesday, May 9, 2012