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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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New BIA-MA PALS Meet and Greet Program!

PalsThe PALS Program has been recently redesigned as an event-based ‘Meet and Greet’ program. The goal of this new program strategy is to improve accessibility to recreational and social activities for survivors of brain injury.

Through the generosity of funding from the Yawkey Foundation, regional events will be planned via BIA-MA Regional offices in Pittsfield and East Wareham.  

To receive notices for future events, please click here to send an email indicating your interest in being included on the activity mailing list. Please include the following information in your email:

  • your first and last name
  • mailing address
  • phone number
  • regional office closest to your location – either Southeastern MA or Western MA

Unable to send email? Please contact the office that is closest to you for assistance.

Contact the Western Region office or call (888) 554-5553

Contact the Southeastern Region office or call (888) 607-7678

section separatorFor individuals in and around Boston, check out the links below to MIT Brain Trust, a student run organization that plans activities in the Boston area for individuals with any kind of brain-related conditions!

Want to know more more about BIA-MA support groups? Click here to see the listing!

PALS in the News

Westborough Woman Exemplifies Tenacity, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, December 30, 2011