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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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In the News

BIA-MA's Newsletter - Heads Up headlines

Heads Up Headlines is available free of charge to all BIA-MA members. Past issues of the newsletter can be found for download below. To enlarge the font, click on the copy.

Fall 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2014 Summer 2012 Summer 2011
Spring 2016 Winter 2015 Summer 2013 Fall 2012 Fall 2011
Winter 2016 Summer 2014 Fall 2013 Winter 2012 Winter 2011
Summer 2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2013 Spring 2012 Spring 2011


In the News

WTAG Newsradio 580AM / 94.9FM - Worcester Nicole M. Godaire, Executive Director of BIA-MA, and Joanne Susi, Brain Injury Survivor and Author. April 2016.
WTAG Newsradio 580AM / 94.9FM - Worcester Kelly Buttiglieri, Advocacy Associate, and Tress Ricker, Central Regional Manager, spoke about Brain Injury Awareness Month and the importance of utilizing BIA-MA's Brain Iinjury Help Line. March 2016. Listen Now
WTAG Newsradio 580AM / 94.9FM - Worcester Jim Polito interviewed Kelly Buttiglieri, BIA-MA Advocacy Associate, about the importance of advocating for the FY'17 Budget Ask for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) line item 4120-6000. March 2016. Listen Now
  Cynthia Cardeli, Scott Doane and Smitty Pignatelli (State Representative) on Brain Injury Awareness. March 2016.
Spark the News - Brockton Sandy Topalian and Emily Reynolds speak of the exhibit "Soaring Without Llimits, Through the Arts". March 2016.
WPKZ 105.3FM / 1280AM - Fitchburg BJ Williams Interview with a focus on prevention messages for sports. March 2016.


Video Clips

Westborough TV - Joanne Susi Keynote Speech - March 2016 WCVB TV "Channel 5 Investigates" - Ryan Farrell - November 2015
BJ Williams, Manager of Prevention Programs, NECN - May 2016 "Find Your Voice" with Danielle Wohl - December 2015 
Concussion Awareness Video for Theaters - December 2015  BIA-MA's Think A-Head Program - September 2016 
BJ Williams, Manager of Prevention Programs, NESN Interview BJ Williams, Manager of Prevention Programs, on Concussions


In the Press

Included below are some of the many articles and press releases written about BIA-MA and the Association's work over the past several years. Perhaps, the most powerful voices of the Association are those of the many survivors and families who share their stories of hope and courage. These are covered in the features that newspapers and other media produce regularly.

Click on tabs below for news and press releases

BIA-MA in the News 2013-2014
BIA-MA in the News 2011-2012
BIA-MA In the News- 2012
BIA-MA In the News- 2011
BIA-MA In the News- 2010
BIA-MA In the News- 2006 to 2009

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