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Facebook IconJune 26, 2015 at 10:08 AM

Frank is a dear friend to the brain injury community in San Diego. Please share to help find who did this.
http://www.cbs8.com/story/29402499/surveillance-video-shows-mans-beating-at-la-mesa-transit-depot

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Surveillance video shows man's beating at La Mesa transit depot

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On Wednesday, authorities circulated surveillance camera images of a youth sought for beating up a 52-year-old man at a La Mesa transit depot.

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June 5, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Don't forget to come out and support our #SDBIF featured artist, Michelle Schaefer tonight at #FridayNightLiberty #artist #sculptor #survivor

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Facebook IconJune 4, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Have you gotten your La Jolla Festival of the Arts tickets yet? A portion of the proceeds go to charitable foundations, including #SDBIF. #LJFA2015 #artwork
http://www.lajollaartfestival.org/tickets/

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Tickets - La Jolla Festival of the Arts

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Facebook IconJune 3, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Come out and support our featured artist this month, Michelle Schaefer, this Friday, June 5 in Liberty Station for the June Friday Night Liberty! #fridaynightliberty #paintings #sculptures #artshow

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Facebook IconJune 1, 2015 at 10:21 PM

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June Friday Night Liberty - Michelle Schaefer

June Friday Night Liberty - Michelle Schaefer

Come out and show your support for our June featured artist Michelle Schaefer. Michelle was struck by an automobile in 1992, while a third year medical student at the University of California, Irvine. She currently lives alone in Vista and attends Palomar Junior College.

Not only does she paint, but she does beautiful sculptures. Please come meet Michelle and see her lovely creations.

Joel Goldstein
Facebook IconMay 30, 2015 at 12:34 PM

Another powerful tool in the brain injury fighter's arsenal - Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy. Three semesters of CRT at NPRS in Albany helped our son Bart.

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What About Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy?

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CRT may be like the proverbial elephant — it feels different to different people depending on their circumstances and perspective. But, it may be essential to quality of life for people with TBI.

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconMay 29, 2015 at 2:06 PM

We made a stop at the La Jolla Festival of the Arts Kickoff Party last night and it was amazing! Check out the ceiling of where the event was held! Can't wait for the Festival June 20 and 21! Purchase tickets for the festival here:
http://www.lajollaartfestival.org/tickets/

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Facebook IconMay 22, 2015 at 12:46 PM

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La Jolla Arts Festival

La Jolla Arts Festival

The Festival is a unique opportunity to combine support for adaptive programs and services that help those who have incurred serious and long term injuries, and artists who work hard to bring creativity and imagination to us every day. As a 501(c)3, the proceeds benefit adaptive sports and recreation opportunities for San Diegans with disabilities. Take the opportunity to help support your community, meet special people and enjoy a wonderful day of fun and excitement!

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Facebook IconMay 19, 2015 at 10:27 PM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation updated their cover photo.

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San Diego Brain Injury Foundation Travis--Check out our website (www.sdbif.org) and try to come to our next support group meeting in June. We'd love to get you involved.

May 26, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Travis Whit Bain I can help others going through this.

May 25, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Travis Whit Bain Car accident in 1977(16 yrs old), now 54 yrs old. I had to re-learn everything, from speech, writing, reading, walking, etc.

May 25, 2015 at 11:05 AM

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Rosemarie Aldrich
May 5, 2015 at 3:42 PM

If you have a brain injury and live thru it your survivor ! I get embarrassed at times but I shouldn't I have lived quite the life ! Be proud of who you are Miss Rosemarie Aldrich I have gone seven semesters to college WOW I COULD HAVE A V8

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconMay 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Come see SDBIF and our TWO featured artists: Barbara Bates and Janine Kelly TONIGHT at Friday Night Liberty in Liberty Station. Click the link below for more details:
http://sdbif.org/event/friday-night-liberty-barbara-bates-janine-kelly/

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Friday Night Liberty - Barbara Bates & Janine Kelly

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Friday Night Liberty - Barbara Bates & Janine Kelly

Barbara Bates It was a great show. Thank you very much Susan Hansen. You made this wonderful evening possible. Sending much love.

May 1, 2015 at 9:16 PM

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Facebook IconApril 30, 2015 at 11:20 AM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation added 4 new photos.

We can't believe it is already May! So come out and celebrate with us this Friday, May 1 at the Friday Night Liberty event in Liberty Station! Our featured artists are Barbara bates and Janine Kelly. It is a perfect opportunity to find a great Mother's Day gift! See the images for more info:

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Joel Goldstein
Facebook IconApril 25, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Thoughtful discussion of HBOT, especially some of the off-label uses not common here in the States.
http://highintensityhealth.com/depression-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-steve-best/.

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Depression, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) w/ Dr. Steve Best

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Steve Best MD treats disorders of the brain that harm emotional health, cognitive ability. We discussed health benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

Vicki Banning
Facebook IconApril 20, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Obituary for Thomas Johnson


Tommy was born in La Mesa, California and has lived in the San Diego area most his life. As a child, Tommy participated in sports, surfing, snowboarding and enjoyed his time with friends and family. Tommy was a fun loving, generous individual who would give the shirt off his back if you asked. Tommy had a quick wit and would amuse his spectators with jokes and laughter. Tommy worked as a Veterinary Technician because he loved animals. Due to this Tommy rescued his dog Milo which was his new best friend.

Tommy moved to Palm Springs and started a new job in 2010. Shortly after arriving in Palm Springs he was involved in a motor vehicle accident which he sustained a traumatic brain injury. The doctors believed Tommy would not survive from his injuries. Seven months later Tommy awakened from his coma and was responding. Although Tommy sustained a traumatic brain injury, a stroke and was unable to speak; his mind was sharp and he desired to live a productive life.

Tommy attended physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy via the SHARP Rehabilitation PROGRAM and SDSU. Tommy learned to communicate using sign language and other devices. Tommy gained his strength which allowed him to participate in outdoor activities. Tommy spent time using disabled alternatives which allowed him to kayak, sail and surf.

Tommy had a desire to walk again and CONTINUED to improve with his recovery and surprised his therapists. Due to Tommy’s charming personality he was able to gain extra support from all his therapists who would work extra hard for Tommy. Tommy enjoyed going to the movies, going to restaurants, going to the beach and visiting with family and friends. Unexpectedly, Tommy left this earth due to complications from the original traumatic brain injury.

Tommy is survived by his Mother and Step-Father Vicki and Dane Wiesner. Sister and Brother-in-Law Sheree and Kimo Henson. God Mother Zoe Gardner. Father and Step-Mother, Joel and Mary Johnson. Maternal Grandmother, Patricia Banning. Paternal Grandfather, Lee Johnson. Nephews Hunter and Kayden Henson. And multiple friends including close friends, Mark Casey and Angelica Parra.

A celebration of Tommy’s life will be held at the Rock Church (808 Jackman Street El Cajon, CA 92020) on April 24th 2015 at 11:00 AM. Following the service Tommy’s internment will be held as Singing Hills Memorial Park (2800 Dehesa Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019). In lieu of flowers, DONATIONSmay be made to the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation (WWW.SDBIF.ORG ).
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Melita Dockter Shelton Rest in peace Tommy, you fought a good fight <3

April 20, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Dawn Reed Roy and myself are forever grateful to have met Tommy & Vicki & fought along side them! Tommy will be missed but never forgottenđź’™ We wish the family strength & comfort during this time of grief. Vicki I am saying some special prayers for you right now and always - Dawn & Roy

April 21, 2015 at 5:50 PM

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Facebook IconApril 19, 2015 at 1:09 PM

What are you doing on Monday, April 27? You should come golf with us to raise money for the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation! Register today and get your friends to sign up!
https://www.classy.org/san-diego/events/2015-sdbif-charity-golf-classic/e41557

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2015 SDBIF Charity Golf Classic

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2015 SDBIF Charity Golf Classic at StoneRidge Country Club in Poway, CA benefiting San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

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Facebook IconApril 15, 2015 at 7:03 PM

An AWESOME silent auction item at our Golf Tournament on April 27th. Come out and see what else we've got.

Haven't registered to play yet? Do so today by clicking the link below:
https://www.classy.org/san-diego/events/2015-sdbif-charity-golf-classic/e41557

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San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
April 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation shared NBC Nightly News's video.

In true San Diego fashion...the Padres stepped up to the plate to help a former player stay a Padre for life when he suffered a brain injury from a heart attack.

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NBC Nightly News

“Padre for life”: Former San Diego Padres prospect Matt LaChappa suffered a massive heart attack while warming up for a game in 1996. As a result of the heart attack, LaChappa was left with a debilitating brain injury. But the Padres never left his side. They’ve renewed his minor league contract every year since so he could have quality health insurance. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports tonight. http://nbcnews.to/1E2VwPZ

Watch the full report: http://nbcnews.to/1ODiWwU

Crystal Marie Such a great story!!,

April 16, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Lana Schlimmer This is a beautiful story and I'm so very proud of the Padres!

April 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Nathan Corliss Bonnie this is pretty cool!

April 16, 2015 at 11:39 AM

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San Diego Brain Injury Foundation updated their cover photo.

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Facebook IconApril 14, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Didn't make it to the walk last month? Or still need to donate to your favorite team? YOU CAN!!! click the link below to make your donation today. Thank you for supporting the biggest gathering of the San Diego Brain Injury community!!
https://www.classy.org/checkout/donation?eid=35420

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Donate to the SDBIF 2015 surviveHEADSTRONG - Walk for Recovery

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Please help support San Diego Brain Injury Foundation by making a donation. The process is fast, easy and secure. Thanks so much for your help...

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Facebook IconApril 12, 2015 at 10:32 PM

We all had a great time! Thank you all for being part of the biggest event for the San Diego Brain Injury Community!

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness - Glamour West

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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) are unique in that every single person on earth (regardless of age, race, gender etc) is... READ MORE

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Facebook IconApril 12, 2015 at 10:22 PM

NEW POST! March is "Traumatic Brain Injury" (#TBI) awareness month and in honor of my best friend Amanda, I participated in the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation "Walk for Recovery" on March 21st, 2015. Retired football players and soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have brought some much needed attention to TBI's in recent years - help the TBI awareness movement by knowing the facts and encouraging your loved ones to always WEAR A HELMET!

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness - Glamour West

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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) are unique in that every single person on earth (regardless of age, race, gender etc) is... READ MORE

Barbara GreshamHenderson My husband is a Tbi ..as of 2002 a accident at work. Thanks ...Feel alone sometimes.

April 12, 2015 at 11:32 PM

Joel Goldstein
Facebook IconApril 8, 2015 at 10:06 AM

ABI’s result in visual deficits nearly 20% of the time. Here are some recent developments in the field, which may hold promise for some. All are entirely non-invasive, and apparently safe.
None of these therapies are a panacea. They will, at best, produce marginal gains in vision. But, our son’s Bart’s gains allowed him to read across a page and to navigate without being blind-sided. That is better than a stick in the eye. (Sorry, got to keep a sense of humor, especially faced with TBI).

An emerging novel research study on visual field restoration based on concepts of neuroplasticity, being conducted at University of Rochester in New York State, under the direction of Krystel R. Huxlin, Ph.D.

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/…/hux…/visual-plasticity.aspx

Improved Visual Acuity at any age: Promising work at University of Califormian, Riverside

http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/27548

Finally, an oldie, but goodie: Son Bart shown on NBC Nightly News in 2008. He followed Nova Vision's Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT) which succeeded in restoring roughly 8% of his field of vision.(He has hemaniopsia as a result a severe TBI)

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/23695316#23695316
Visual Plasticity After Brain Damage - Huxlin Lab - Labs - Research - Flaum Eye Institute -...
The Flaum Eye Institute is a leader in eye care, with experts in general eye care, cornea disease,...
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