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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.

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Accidents 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?

Here you will find information for brain injury survivors, family members, caregivers, professionals and others. The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is here to help.

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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.

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Read the BIA-MA 2013 Fiscal Year Annual Report

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Participate in BIA-MA's #BrainInjuryAffects Campaign

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Have you suffered a brain injury or do you know someone who has? Do you work with, serve or care for a brain injury survivor? This year, in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, BIA-MA has launched a unique advocacy campaign, #BrainInjuryAffects. Whether you're a provider, professional working in the field or a survivor or loved one, there's plenty of ways to get involved.

Click here to find out how to get involved in #BrainInjuryAffects

-Update to Hutchinson v. Patrick Settlement

Based on an update to the Hutchinson v. Patrick Settlement, nearly 1,200 individuals living with brain injuries in nursing facilities will have the opportunity to move into community residences over the next six years under a proposed agreement negotiated by state officials and attorneys for the plaintiffs.

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What is the Hutchinson v. Patrick Settlement?

New Social Recreation Group for Brain Injury Survivors - "Brain Games"

Will take place the third Wednesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the BIA-MA office in Westborough, Mass. This group is free for survivors but registration is required.

To learn more about "Brain Games!" click here

Heads Up Headlines Read BIA-MA's Quarterly Newsletter

BIA-MA's quarterly newsletter, Heads Up Headlines, gives you updates on research, a regular professional perspective, survivor and caregiver tips, a calendar of events, and prevention articles to keep you aprised of the latest in the field of brain injury.

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