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Ryan Farrell

"My recovery continues each day"
Ryan was performing with her cheering squad when a flyer on top of her stunt group fell and landed on her. A short time later, she collapsed and did not regain consciousness. She had sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), along with a collapsed lung and fractured vertebrae in her neck. Read Ryan's story

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Welcome to BIA-MA

facesAccidents happen. Brain injury happens.
Unsolicited. Unanticipated. Unwelcome.

In the blink of an eye, everything changes; nothing is as it was before. How will you identify brain injury if it happens to you or to someone you love? How will you cope with it? What resources will you need? Where will you find them? The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is here to help with information for brain injury survivors, family members, caregivers, professionals and others.

To meet people whose lives have been impacted, please go to "Faces of Brain Injury"

Watch Ryan Farrell on WCVB 5 Investigates!

It started with a simple fall while cheerleading, but instead of sitting out, Ryan Farrell says she was told to keep cheering.

Watch this special report! Ryan Farrell, spokesperson for BIA-MA, is interviewed by Karen Anderson from WCBV 5 Investigates on "Concussions Plaguing Student Athletes Raises Alarm.

Please Help Advocate for the Cognitive Rehabilitation Bill

S.485/H.843 An Act Relative to Cognitive Rehabilitation  would require private insurance companies to cover post-acute cognitive rehabilitation for individuals with acquired and traumatic brain injury—that means better access to care for people who need it! Show your support in just a few easy steps!

This bill will ensure that commercial health insurance plans include cognitive rehabilitation service for individuals with ABI and TBI.   Questions? Contact Kelly Buttiglieri at

Click here to see the Senate’s bill

Click here to see the House’s bill

BIA-MA Newsletter - Fall 2015

fall newsletterBIA-MA's quarterly newsletter, Heads Up Headlines, provides updates on recent events, research, survivor and caregiver tips, a calendar of upcoming events, and prevention articles to keep you aprised of the latest in the field of brain injury. The BIA-MA Fall 2015 Newsletter contains articles on the 2015 BIA-MA Golf Classic, BIA-MA Walk & Roll for Brain Injury, BIA-MA advocacy events, regional highlights, and much more.

Click here to read the Newsletter!


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