What we are working on, looking at, thinking about, and inspired by. 

BIAMD's 5-Thought Friday
Here are the 5 things we thought were worth sharing with you this week:
What we are watching and thought you might be interested in, too...


There's absolutely no doubt about it, dogs are simply amazing.   Caleb is a six-year-old boy that was badly injured in a head-on motor vehicle accident. The force from the collision was so strong if left him in what appeared to some as a "lifeless state."  However, if you met this bright young boy today, you'd almost never know what hell he had to go through to get to where he is today.  All of this is thanks to the efforts of some really great people, and a dog called Colonel.


The John "Jack" Godfrey
Brain Injury Support Group at Prince George's

The  2nd Tuesday of every month
6:00PM - 7:00PM


2900 Mercy Lane, Cheverly, MD
Conference Room, 1st Floor

(On the campus of Dimensions Healthcare System - Prince George's Hospital Center) (DIRECTIONS)

Trends we're tracking that you might also find interesting...

There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.

For More Information, Click HERE or 
People to Watch in the Paralympics in Rio, Sept. 7th-18th

Hopes to defend the Gold and Silver cycling medals she won at the London Paralympics in 2012. In 2002, Meg was in a severe automobile accident that killed her best friend and left her with a severe brain injury and a leg that was ultimately amputated. While not training for the Paralympics, Meg is a physical therapist in Montana helping other injured patients recover mobility, independence, and hope. 

To Find Out More, Click HERE and HERE
What we're reading that you might enjoy ...

Bart Goldstein was only sixteen when he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car accident in 2001. No Stone Unturned is the saga of Bart's struggle to regain his life. Told from his father's point of view, the book chronicles the family's ordeal, and flashbacks fill in Bart's life since he arrived from Korea at the age of five months.

Considering every possibility in their search for remedies to Bart's catastrophic injuries, the Goldsteins explored several promising alternatives, including craniosacral, hyperbaric oxygen, sensory learning, and vision restoration therapies. Bart's remarkable recovery resulted from a combination of conventional medicine and alternative and emerging therapies.

TBI has now become the "signature injury" for thousands of wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan; this timely book offers profound insights into what survivors and their families must face. Anyone struggling with this "invisible" disability will find the book insightful, inspiring, and useful.

(If you decide to buy it, don't forget to use Amazon Smile and select the Brain Injury Association of Maryland as your donation beneficiary.)
Quote we are contemplating... 

" "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive."

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