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Deb Patterson
State Senator /Sendadora Estatal
District 10 /Distrito 10

Oregon State Senate /Senado del Estado de Oregón

We, the undersigned, fully support Senate Bill 420 (2023) and encourage everyone to do the same.

Senate Bill 420 will create a Brain Injury Resource Navigation program in Oregon that will connect survivors of brain injury with the help they need.

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Art on the Brain

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A creative and caring space for participants to do art in community, learn about themselves and others, and listen and share their stories as they emerge. Art on the Brain is funded by Brain Injury Connections – Northwest and is free for brain injury survivors and their supporters.

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John Hymes’ Story

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What was your life like before your injury?

John was born in Fort Knox Kentucky on May 4, 1959. Growing up he moved to many different states because of his father’s service in the military. The majority of his childhood was spent in San Antonio Texas, where he had many good friends that he “remembers with his heart”. Read more

Marc Dunbar’s Story

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First, it’s difficult to know where to begin.

April 16, 1981

There were 5 of us and we had driven from Ft. Myers, Florida to Orlando, Florida, with plans to spend the next day at Disney World. After spending at least 16, perhaps 18, hours at Disney World, and in the hot Florida sun, we decided it was time to head home.  Read more

TBI & My Longest Ride Documentary

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Karl ‘Kajomo” Moritz is an adjunct board member here at BIC-NW and we are so grateful for all the work he does for us and the brain injury community! Karl collaborated with Cheryl Green, filmmaker & former board member of BIRRDsong, the predecessor to BIC-NW. Read more

Lynn James’ Story

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What was your life like before your brain injury?

I was an adjunct professor at Concordia University, teaching chemical dependency and addictive behaviors. I just got a loan to open up an adult care home, I was working evenings at a DUI program for Treatment Services Northwest, and I was also taking care of my mother in my home. Read more