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San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconNovember 20, 2017 at 9:05 PM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation updated their profile picture.

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Facebook IconNovember 20, 2017 at 11:28 AM

We could not serve and help the San Diego brain injury community without the help of our volunteers. Here's a story from a long-time volunteer, Mike, on how he got started working with SDBIF. Thank you Mike! Your help is invaluable to us!

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simoindago's Story About San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

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simoindago - I am an SDSU university student working on my master's degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling (helping person with disabilities find careers and employment). At the suggestion of one of my professors, I began volunteering with the SDBIF in 20 ...

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Facebook IconNovember 16, 2017 at 1:04 PM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation is at Joyce Beers Community Center.

Join SDBIF this Saturday from 10 am until Noon at the Joyce Beers Community Center in Hillcrest to hear Queency Mateo speak about creative approaches to brain injury recovery. For more information see the SDBIF website event page:
https://sdbif.org/event/sdbif-november-2017-joyce-beers-meeting/

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SDBIF November 2017 Joyce Beers Meeting - Brain Injury: Creative Approach to Recovery - San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

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New approaches and strategies will be discussed focusing on client’s strengths vs. impairments while moving through the recovery process.

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconNovember 15, 2017 at 5:07 PM

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up quickly...and if you are planning on shopping online, consider Amazon Smile since a portion of the purchase price will be automatically donated to SDBIF! Be generous TWICE with a single purchase...at NO MORE COST to you! Click the link below and set up your Amazon Smile account to support SDBIF!!!

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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to San Diego Brain Injury Foundation. Support us every time you shop.

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Facebook IconNovember 14, 2017 at 6:18 PM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation updated their cover photo.

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Facebook IconNovember 14, 2017 at 4:40 PM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation added 4 new photos.

It's #TBITuesday again...and this week we want to extend a special thank you to the Keith Family Fund who helps SDBIF keep the Howard House running for adults with brain injury. Their generous donations since 2013 have allowed us to provide much needed services through Howard House to the San Diego Brain injury community.

Sharon Keith is a mother who experienced first-hand that resources were limited and extremely costly if the injured one was over the age of 18. She established the Keith Family Fund
with plans to subsidize the cost of long-term residential care for adults who have acquired a brain injury as an adult.

The fund provides grants to nonprofit long-term residential care facilities (hereinafter referred to as the “homes”) to subsidize the care of patients selected by the nonprofit facility. SDBIF has been lucky to have them as a loyal and generous donor for all these years!

#thankyou #keithfamilyfund #wecouldntdoitwithoutyou

#braininjurycommunity #braininjury #braininjurysurvivors #SDBIF #abi #tbi #longtermcare #loyalsupporter #journeytorecovery

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Facebook IconNovember 3, 2017 at 6:15 PM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation added 4 new photos.

Celebrating Kurt Rotzinger at Liberty Station's Friday Night Liberty. #braininjurysurvivors #journeytorecovery #sdbif #abi #tbi #embracethenewyou

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Facebook IconNovember 2, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Tomorrow is #FridayNightLiberty featuring SDBIF Friendraiser artist, Kurt Rotzinger! Join us at the #SDBIF headquarters in Liberty Station from 5-8pm to find out more about Kurt’s recovery and the resources that the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation offer to survivors and their families

https://sdbif.org/event/november-2017-friday-night-liberty-kurt-rotzinger/

#braininjurysurvivor #braininjury #stroke #abi #tbi #inspirationtousall #embracethenewyou #journeytorecovery #nevergiveup

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November 2017 Friday Night Liberty - Kurt Rotzinger - San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

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San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconNovember 1, 2017 at 11:29 AM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation added 3 new photos — feeling heartbroken at Our Mother of Confidence Church.

With a sad heart, we announce that we lost a near and dear friend to SDBIF and the rest of the brain injury community, Barbara Bates. She was always a wonderful person to be around with a bright smile and warm personality. A fixture at the Walk and one of our beloved artists at the Friendraiser, Barbara was an inspiration to us all. We will all miss her dearly.

Her celebration of life will be this Saturday, November 4, from 2-5 pm at Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church. The address is 3131 Governor Dr, San Diego, CA 92122.

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Lorin Kulm Westlund I had the pleasure to meet her and see the beautiful detail she put into her paper art . Thoughts and prayers go out to her family - so sad to hear this 😔

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Kathleen Coughlan So sorry to hear this. We loved her art and enjoyed speaking with her at events. She will be missed. ❤️

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Sara Wright I have a feeling she will never “land her plane” soar my friend you will be missed.

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San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconOctober 31, 2017 at 1:55 PM

#TBITuesday is back! This week SDBIF wants to call out the Satterberg Foundation, a group that has been supporting SDBIF since 2015. Frank Helsell, a survivor in the ABI program invited SDBIF to apply for a grant and we have been connected ever since. The Satterberg Foundation aims to promote a just society with access to housing, food, health care, education, and employment. Both SDBIF and Satterberg help voice’s be heard and advocate for policy/systems changes to make sure those who need help, can get it. Their grants are invaluable to our work and we appreciate their generosity!

#inspirationtousall #thankyou #braininjurycommunity #sdbif #braininjury #braininjurysurvivors #embracethenewyou #journeytorecovery #abi #tbi

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The Satterberg Foundation strengthens our communities by promoting a just society and a sustainable environment. Doing this work deepens the interconnection of our family. We envision a world in balance with vibrant communities in which all people enjoy the opportunity to grow and thrive. In order t...

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconOctober 27, 2017 at 3:24 PM

A week from today is already November...and that means it is time for another Friday Night Liberty! This #FridayNightLiberty we will be featuring Kurt Rotzinger. Missed seeing his artwork at the SDBIF Friendraiser? You have a second shot! Come out to the #SDBIF headquarters at Liberty Station from 5-8pm to see Kurt's work first-hand. More information on Kurt and the event can be found on the SDBIF website:
https://sdbif.org/event/november-2017-friday-night-liberty-kurt-rotzinger/

#braininjurysurvivor #braininjury #stroke #abi #tbi #inspirationtousall #embracethenewyou #journeytorecovery #nevergiveup

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November 2017 Friday Night Liberty - Kurt Rotzinger - San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

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San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconOctober 26, 2017 at 11:41 AM

We can't thank you enough for your volunteering work, and your dedication to SDBIF. It is people like you that allow us to keep doing what we do and offering the services to the brain injury community. Your shared story is an #inspirationtousall!

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simoindago's Story About San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

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simoindago - I am an SDSU university student working on my master's degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling (helping person with disabilities find careers and employment). At the suggestion of one of my professors, I began volunteering with the SDBIF in 20 ...

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconOctober 24, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Patsy Sholders is near and dear to SDBIF and the entire San Diego brain injury community. She is herself a brain injury survivor, but continues her work to help others' roads to recovery. She is a past president of SDBIF and has served on other boards of brain injury organizations. She is a cheerleader at our annual walk and has given presentations about brain injury and the road to recovery (as seen by the video below). We are honored to have her as part of our family and we thank her for ALL that she does in the brain injury community!

#TBITuesday #braininjury #abi #tbi #journeytorecovery #inspirationtousall #nevergiveup #braininjury #braininjurysurvivor #sdbif

https://youtu.be/gAgCf73OlAE?t=1m45s

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Life After Brain Injury

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Speakers: Patsy Sholders, Brain Injury Survivor; Bruce Baxley, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist Even mild brain injury may have profound consequences, i.e., shor...

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconOctober 23, 2017 at 10:44 AM

WOW! Another amazing story from one of our community members. We are so glad that we could offer the support and resources you needed to help your daughter recover! Thank you for sharing your story with us. You are why we do what we do!

#braininjuryrecovery #braininjury #journeytorecovery #braininjurycommunity #embracethenewyou

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Writer's Story About San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

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Writer - In the wake of our daughters brain injury, we were absolutely unsure of what was to come for her. The SDBIF stepped in prior to her discharge to educate us on brain injuries and their resources. We had a unique opportunity for our daughter to atten ...

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
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San Diego Brain Injury Foundation updated their cover photo.

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Facebook IconOctober 20, 2017 at 11:31 AM

We'd love to have you join us tomorrow from 10am to Noon at the Joyce Beers Community Center in Hillcrest. Our meeting will be featuring Pedro Leon, a Medical Advocate and Rehab Specialist. He will be answering questions on how each brain injury is different.

If you have questions about a brain injury...it is the perfect meeting for you!

For more information:
https://sdbif.org/event/sdbif-october-2017-joyce-beers-meeting/

SDBIF October 2017 Joyce Beers Meeting - Get Answers to Your Questions - San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

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Everyone’s brain injury is different and everyone’s recovery is different. Pedro will personally answer your individual questions to help with day to day problem solving in your recovery. Questions may be submitted ahead of time.

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconOctober 18, 2017 at 7:19 AM

Here is the first of the stories that has been shared by members of the San Diego Brain Injury community. Thank you for taking the time and we are so glad that you are a part of our family!
#braininjury #braininjurysurvivor #journeytorecovery #embracethenewyou #SDBIF #inspirationtousall

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Writer's Story About San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

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Writer - I had a stroke in 2005. I attended many SBIF meetings. I was able to speak with other people with brain damage. Sometimes only people who have been thru the same thing actually understand. For example, I would tell a friend that I had memory issu ...

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconOctober 13, 2017 at 1:43 PM

Tomorrow SDBIF is hosting a CARE Conference at the Conference Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Registration is from 8-9 am and the first speaker begins at 9. Click the link below for more information. We can't wait to see you all there!
#braininjuryrecovery #braininjurysurvivors #braininjury #embracethenewyou #journeytorecovery

https://sdbif.org/event/sdbif-october-2017-north-county-meeting/

SDBIF October 2017 North County Meeting - SDBIF CARE Conference - San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

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SDBIF October 2017 North County Meeting

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
Facebook IconOctober 10, 2017 at 6:48 PM

#TBITuesday again! This week we want to celebrate YOU! But we need your reviews and stories. Please go to the link below to share your story about your involvement with SDBIF and we will be posting them throughout the rest of the year!

https://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/san-diego-brain-injury-foundation

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Write a Review for San Diego Brain Injury Foundation (San Diego, CA)

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Submit your rating and write a review for San Diego Brain Injury Foundation. Share your experience and help others learn about this San Diego nonprofit organization!

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Facebook IconOctober 3, 2017 at 3:52 PM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation added 3 new photos.

Today for #TBITuesday we are proud to feature one of our own staff members, Beth Anderson, for all she has done for SDBIF and Howard House. Beth started with SDBIF and Howard House in 2004 and has been the active Administrator for Howard House since 2007. Howard House is a 24 hour long and short term Adult Residential Facility (ARF) exclusively for brain injury survivors, male and female, ages 18 to 60 years old. It is owned and operated by SDBIF...and Beth is a VERY integral part in keeping this program running for all of our residents. Thank you Beth!!!

#inspirationtousall #thankyou #braininjurycommunity #sdbif #braininjury #braininjurysurvivors #embracethenewyou #journeytorecovery #abi #tbi

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September 29, 2017 at 7:13 PM

HOW EXCITING!!!! Two of our Friendraiser artists have their paintings at the Liberty Public Market in Liberty Station! Go see Kurt Rotzinger and Alana Martins artwork today!

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Facebook IconSeptember 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation added 6 new photos.

Here are a few pictures from Luke Cessna from the Friendraiser. So many more to come! Thank you all for making it such a special evening!

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Facebook IconSeptember 28, 2017 at 7:42 AM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation updated their cover photo.

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Facebook IconSeptember 26, 2017 at 5:21 PM

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation added 2 new photos.

In June 2015, Rusty Mendoza fell from a 2-3 story building and sustained severe head trauma. It has been a long journey but he has made remarkable recovery after being in a coma, going through a double craniotomy, then a double cranioplasty. But, now he can now run 10k races, pratice yoga, surf and even went back to SDSU! It is amazing with the help of family and friends what you are capable of! Thank you Rusty and all your family and friends for your continued inspiration and support of SDBIF!

#TBITuesday #inspirationtousall #journeytorecovery #braininjury #braininjurysurvivor #sdbif #tbi #nevergiveup #embracethenewyou Lauren Kemp

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Brian Novak Your F-n awesome!
Bless you❤🙏❤🙏

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Heather Berner Awesome Rusty!

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