January has already been a busy month for B.R.A.I.N. We have many new faces after our article came out in several local newspapers. The B.R.A.I.N. message also went out to a couple of Rotary Clubs with Long Beach being the biggest and most influential in scope.
We continue to grow in number at our weekly FBI meetings and the inspiring story of the Barasch Family was a real highlight on January 26th. Shalini told her unbelievable story of survival after falling off of a 40 foot faulty balcony in New York City along with her two physician parents. After 11 brain surgeries and multiple complications, she is not only surviving, but Shalini is thriving and giving others hope for their futures. We learned never to give up expecting to improve and to continue rehabilitation for the rest of our lives. No matter what our challenges are, we are encouraged at B.R.A.I.N. and we continue to have faith and hope for our long term goal: To create a community in Southern California that assists adults with brain injury a place to build their new life after their life changing event.
As we grow, our need for office space becomes more intense. We are searching and hoping to have some place more permanent within this calendar year.
Please keep April 27th and 28th open on your schedules as Think Tank 2012 is coming again at The Grand in Long Beach. Among our expert speakers will be David Levy, M.D. neurosurgeon from San Diego. You do not want to miss this grand opportunity at The Grand!
Thank you for your interest and help in this most important cause.