In Indiana, there are over 130,000 individuals living with a long-term disability due to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Prior to their TBI, these individuals led typical lives: ﬁlled with hopes and dreams, spending time with friends and family, going to school, and holding down jobs. As a result of their TBI, these individuals have lost some (or much) of their ability to function intellectually, socially, and physically which greatly diminishes the level of personal and professional enjoyment they experienced before their injury. Many have lost their jobs, their friends, and sometimes even their families, as their ability to function and interact with people and the world around them has drastically changed.
In the summer of 2011, Andrea’s life was filled with the stereotypical activities of a Hoosier mom. She was married to the love of her life with a four-year-old daughter and enjoyed country music, her career, spending time with her family and friends, and training for an upcoming half marathon.Read More
Drew was a high-achieving college student majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He was planning to apply to medical school with dreams of pediatric orthopedic surgery as an occupation. He was enjoying a successful athletic career as a starting safety on the football team and very involved with his fraternity.Read More
Nic was always very active physically and in gifted classes at school. He participated in numerous sports as a child, including baseball, soccer, football, swimming, and wrestling. Nic played four years of varsity football and wrestling – winning wrestling sectionals for his weight class his junior year of high school.Read More
On January 15, 1989, a wonderful, beautiful baby boy was born. It certainly did not take him long to start showing the world exactly how special he was. He decided that he had places to go and at nine months he was walking and exploring this beautiful planet.Read More
Brigette was your typical 19-year-old college student without a care in the world. In her eyes, life was perfect. She was a solid student, having graduated Brebeuf Jesuit High School in Indianapolis. In addition to her academic success, she was a skilled artist, had played four years of high school basketball, and ran cross country and track.Read More
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