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I want to make a difference & lead a legacy.

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My faith, family & friends.

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Music

Franklin , TN USA

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Brain Injury Association of Tennessee, Inc
February 11, 2011

Going into my senior year of high school, I was involved in a very serious motor vehicle accident that resulted in me receiving a traumatic brain injury. Not knowing who to turn to or where to start, I tried desperately to pick up the pieces and move on with my life. It wasn't until four years later that I realized just how much my TBI had affected me.
Broke, divorced, jobless & on the verge of being homeless; I focused all my energy on searching for resources that could possibly help me. Through my lengthy, strenuous search; I finally came across an organization that specialized in providing aid for survivors with my condition and current situation. The Brain Injury Association of TN not only supported & provided me with a bundle of different resources, but also opened my eyes and helped me realize the vitality of TBI.
While attending a BIAT Support Group Christmas dinner at Vanderbilt, I was offered a Board Member position. Feeling overwhelmingly blessed and thankful for this wonderful opportunity; I immediately took action.
Recently becoming a certified BIAT Board Member, gives me hope that I can make a difference in the TBI community; by provding aid to other TBI survivors & spreading awarness.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in being a TBI survivor and recently becoming a certified BIAT Board Member.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would provide additional funding so that they can serve more people and provide additional services for survivors & their famiies.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Through lengthy research.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

The Brain Injury Association of TN's top short term priority is to ensure hope and support by providing brain injury prevention, awarness, education, and advocacy to survivors and their families.

What is its top priority in the long run?

The Brain Injury Association of TN's top priority in the long run is to maximize the quality of life and of those who are affected by brain injury.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Volunteer .