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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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Gateway

gatewayThe Gateway Program is a two-part diversion series designed to promote brain injury awareness and prevention among adolescents who have been arrested for misdemeanor offenses that could result in TBI. The program makes the link between risky behaviors and the causes, costs, and consequences of brain injuries.

Gateway’s curriculum focuses on the risks of underage drinking, the effects of alcohol and marijuana on the teenage brain, and the importance of safe driving. Attendees participate in empathy exercises and hear from survivors of brain injury who describe how their injuries have changed their lives.

Gateway, conducted in collaboration with the District Attorneys' offices throughout the Commonwealth, gives juveniles with first-time convictions a second chance to make good choices.

 

"The Gateway Program helps our teenagers make better, more informed choices by introducing them to others who have first-hand knowledge of the dangers and consequences of using drugs and alcohol."

- Gerald T. Leone, Jr., District Attorney, Middlesex County

 

For more information, please contact us at gateway@biama.org, or call 508-475-0032