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Amy Fedel Memorial Benefit Concert21-Aug-2017

Click to enlarge ( /Flyers/flyer.jpg) BIAMI is excited to be included in the Amy Fedel Memorial Concert being held on September 9th at Green Wood UMC. We appreciate the chance to be in.. Read More...

"STATE CHAMPS!" Highlights Concussions07-Aug-2017

This past Sunday, "STATE CHAMPS!" aired a special on concussions. While this program is usually directed at teens, this episode was made with parents of student athletes in mind. It details what c.. Read More...

A Response to the Recent CTE Study27-Jul-2017

Written by Dr. Sean Rose A newly published research study, titled “Clinicopathological evaluation of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in players of American football,” diagnosed CT.. 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.