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Urgent Action Need: No Repeal Without Replacement31-Jan-2017

We are asking you to contact your federal lawmakers and urge them not to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a comprehensive replacement plan. Congress is currently putting forth legislat.. Read More...

Scott Dingwall Passes Away18-Jan-2017

It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of Scott Dingwall earlier this afternoon. Back in 2013, Scott was profiled in a video produced for BIAMI (https://www.youtube.co.. Read More...

Brain Injury Association Hires Director of Development and Marketing 10-Jan-2017

Brighton, Mich., January 10, 2017 – The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) has announced the hiring of Gerald Schorin as Director of Development and Marketing. Schorin will be prim.. Read More...

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BIA HOME : The Value of Your Contribution

The Value of Your Contribution

What does $10 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It means a pizza at one of our support group meetings. That’s one less meal that person has to worry about and can help pave the way to opening up to the rest of the group. That meal means more than you know.
  • It covers the cost of art supplies for our Unmasking Brain Injury art therapy program, which allows brain injury survivors to open up about their injury and let go of some of their frustration and sorrow. For a survivor, $10 gives them a way to express what words cannot.

What does $25 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It provides transportation to and from appointments, support group meetings, and wherever else they need to go. For a survivor, it means escaping from isolation.
  • It helps cover the cost of prescription co-pay. To a survivor, it means being able to function, what does it mean to you?

What does $50 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It covers the cost of a week’s worth of groceries – it means that a week’s worth of meals is taken care of.

What does $100 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It helps cover the cost of utilities. Many struggle to cover these costs, as regular full-time employment isn’t possible. Instead, they get by on a part-time job, several if they’re lucky. It means knowing the lights will be on and the heat works for another month.

What does $250 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It helps cover the cost of home repairs. Many survivors’ homes are in desperate need of repair, but they are unable to afford the critical repairs, which has an adverse effect on their health. To a survivor, it means a safe home and good health.

What does $500 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It means a therapy pet can be provided for. Many survivors have trained animals assist them with tasks and provide emotional comfort. It means their closest friend is taken care of.