No two brain injuries are alike…no two stories are alike. We hear stories of miracles, courage, resilience, humor, kindness, and hope every day; we thought you should too. Life is a series of stories, and we hope you find a meaningful one here.
Our blog offers inspiration from a variety of perspectives - people living with a brain injury, caregivers, professionals, students, and members of the community who want to help.
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Three years ago, I made a life-altering decision to stop being a lawyer and start being a social worker. For many years, I felt stuck. I had invested a lot of time, money, and energy into pursuing a career I believed would be fulfilling. As a lawyer, I hoped to help people navigate confusing…Read More
As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, BIAV hosted its first Brain Injury Awareness Poster Contest. The contest was open to students in grades K-8 across the state. The goal of the contest was for youth to become involved in brain injury awareness. We were pleased to receive 48 entries from students from across Virginia;…Read More
Earlier this week, BIAV attended Brain Injury Awareness Day in Washington DC. As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, advocates gather on Capitol Hill to talk to their elected officials about the need for more services and supports for persons with brain injury. It’s an exciting day, filled with people who are…Read More
Resilience. It’s a term you hear often but may not truly understand what it means and how it could help you. Resilience simply means the ability to bounce back, to rally, and be flexible. This is a lot easier said than done, but it can make a big difference in the way you move forward…Read More
Check out our new blog! A Month of Lions and Lambs – Celebrating Brain Injury Awareness The old saying goes ‘March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.’ This statement feels especially true in Virginia where one day might be 80 degrees, the next a snowstorm. March is unpredictable –…Read More
On October 3, 2014, 1 week prior to my 41st birthday, a disgruntled former employee of the condominium building I managed came inside and shot me point blank. I had fired the man two months prior and he returned with all intentions of killing me. The bullet went entirely through the right side of my…Read More
Sign up here today for this webinar on February 22nd at 3:00 p.m. This webinar describes the concept of resilience and how it relates to caregivers after brain injury. Information on how brain injury impacts the family and ideas for improving resilience are shared. 1. Participants will be able to define resilience. 2. Participants will…Read More