Resources Abound to Help the Brain-Injured
Portland is one of the lucky U.S. cities with a large number of resources serving the special needs of the Northwest Regional brain-injured community. Brain Injury Connections Northwest (BIC-NW) is well equipped to help guide survivors and their loved ones, because we have deep knowledge of the latest resources designed to improve their lives.
Don’t Despair, You Are Not Alone
An additional reason our group is passionately effective at helping the brain-injured and their families is we can relate first-hand to their challenges. Many workers and volunteers of BIC-NW have themselves sustained (or know someone who has) various types of injury, including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Brain Tumors
- Anoxia (and more)
That’s why we have declared:
Our vision is to improve the quality of life of those affected by brain injury.
Our empathy is real.
In Memoriam – Jim Martin
Brain Injury Connections Northwest will long feel the loss of our friend, peer and guide. Jim was not only an invaluable and critical member of the Leadership team, he was a caring and helpful peer to the brain injured members of our support groups. Jim helped to rescue us financially through his myriad of contacts and friends in Portland who contributed to our fund raising efforts.
Jim will always be remembered for teaching us to stop being bleeding hearts, toughen up and stand by our decisions when we were right. This brilliant, stoic, dignified man was a dear friend to many of us. It was hard to make Jim laugh, but you always knew what he was thinking and his chuckles were genuine.
Goodbye Jim, may your continued journey be as transcendent as was your time with us.
From your friends at BIC-NW