What B.R.A.I.N. Means to Me

My name is Geremy Uhl and I recently started volunteering at F.B.I. Before I get started, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone associated with B.R.A.I.N. because without YOU we wouldn’t have this incredible organization with such a powerful vision.  So . . . thank you!

Plain and simple, B.R.A.I.N. has impacted my life in an incredibly profound way.  On May 1st, the Tuesday right after THINK TANK 2012, I attended my first F.B.I. meeting.  I’m not sure if just saying it was “inspirational” really even begins to describe how amazing this experience was for me. Without much knowledge about the organization, I sat in the back of the room while watching and listening to numerous people stand up and give testimonies about how much of an impact the symposium and B.R.A.I.N. have had on their lives.  With everyone pouring out their hearts I was having a very difficult time holding back tears.  However, I had a peace in my heart and a smile on my face because I knew that I was meant to be there.

What it really comes down to is every single person involved in F.B.I. is fighting for a life – a different life then they once had, from the brain injured to their family, which is a path no one is prepared to walk down. However, when you look around the room when everyone is interacting together and the smiles are flowing, that is when it is most evident that F.B.I. is a positive healing escape for each individual . . . even for myself.

I was asked to volunteer in whatever capacity necessary but what I didn’t realize is how much everyone involved in F.B.I was helping me.  I want to encourage each and everyone to continue to fight for your life and fight to be happy because along the way you never know how much impact you will have on another person’s life.

I’ll be completely honest, I’m hooked!  I now look forward to attending each F.B.I. meeting each week . . . and I hope you feel the same way.

See you there!

One Comment

  1. Geremy,

    You’re definitely an asset to the B.R.A.I.N. team! We sure had fun playing Uno didn’t we? Looking forward to seeing you again!! Thanks for volunteering. I like that there is another young guy that my young guy can relate to. 🙂

    Diane Stein (Mario Leon’s mom)

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