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Kristin Olliney and Isabella

"She’s come really far … but she has a long journey ahead of her, but we’ll take that together, too."

In 2010, Kristin Olliney and her daughter Isabella's lives were changed forever when Isabella came down with sudden acute encephalitis, which caused brain damage. Despite the number of challenges they face every day, Isabella and her mother face them head on and work on her rehabilitation every day.

Click here to read Kristin's & Isabella's and other stories.


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Applications now being taken! BIA-MA Falmouth Road Race Team 2015

falmouth road race team 2014Run as a member of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts official New Balance Falmouth Road Race team, and support brain injury. Apply now for a spot on BIA-MA's team, and participate in the coveted and sold-out summer race.

About the race course: This beautiful, challenging seven-mile road race begins in Woods Hole and runs along scenic Cape Cod, ending at the beach in Falmouth Heights.

Each team member receives:

2015 Team Requirements: A $1,250 fundraising commitment by each Falmouth Road Race BIA-MA team member, guaranteed by credit card, is due on or before August 28, 2015 (You will be charged for any remaining balance the day after this commitment is due).

Additional information:

  • To learn more about the Falmouth Road Race,please visit
  • Runners who have secured their own race entries are welcome to join BIA-MA's official team and receive these benefits.
  • For more information, contact BJ Williams at (800) 242-0030 or email

Click here for the 2015 Team BIA-MA Application

Host an Event for BIA-MA

Each year, BIA-MA hosts numerous fundraisers including golf tournaments, walks, auctions, and more. These events help us increase awareness about brain injury and raise money to benefit survivors and their families.

BIA-MA Annual Golf Classic Joan Rauch at the Volunteer-hosted yard sale 5th Annual BJ Williams Road Race

Organize a Fundraiser for Survivors of Brain Injury!

When someone suffers a brain injury, the most challenging part of their new life is adjusting to day-to-day activities and life's ever-changing obstacles. Get started today...make a difference in a life!

Organize an event in your community to help the Brain Injury Association of MA to advance our mission. Consider organizing a bowl-a-thon, car wash, golf tournament, a walk, a run, a car rally, an art sale, or host a BBQ. All efforts, great and small, help to enrich the lives of survivors and their families.

If you would like more information on fundraising for BIA-MA, contact:

If you would like to host a fundraiser for BIA-MA, click here.

Hearts All Around Us - Buy your Copy Today and Support BIA-MA!

hearts all around usHearts All Around Us, by Sandra A. Madden, is a collection of Sandra's photographs and inspirational quotations, in conjunction with the story of the author's experience living with brain injury and chronic pain.The hearts that Sandra has been photographing for several years have turned into a vehicle of healing and a new way to help her to cope with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic pain.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Hearts All Around Us will be donated to the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, targeted for Support Group activities.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul - Buy Your Copy Today and Support BIA-MA!

Chicken soup for the soul

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) is proud to announce that stories written by five of our staff members, as well as several Massachusetts residents affect by traumatic brain injury (TBI), were selected for inclusion in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul (CSS) book slated to hit bookstores nationwide on June 24th. This new book is entitled Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing and Hard Work.

Chicken Soup for the Soul was named by USA Today in 2007 as “one of the five most memorable books in the last quarter-century” and after 21 years of publishing, have sold over 100 million books in the United States and Canada alone. You now have the opportunity to bump that number past 100 million books by purchasing your copy of Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing and Hard Work directly from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.

Purchase an autographed book from a BIA-MA author for $12.50. This discounted price includes the cost of shipping and handling. All proceeds from the sale of each book will help support our mission, to create a better future for brain injury survivors and their families through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy and support.

Click here to purchase your copy!