Dan Lita’s Brain Injury Storyboard

This page is named in honor of our dear friend, Dan Lita, who was an active participant in BIC-NW.  Dan inspired us to share our stories in order to encourage others and to simply “know each other better”.  He led by example and was an encouragement to us all.

If you would like to share your experiences with readers on our website, or even just with friends or family, we would love to hear from you and we will help you put your story in writing.

If you’re interested, please contact us by email at info@bic-nw.org, or by phone at (971) 258-0561.

  • John Hymes’ Story

    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”. In ninth grade, ...
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  • Marc Dunbar’s Story

    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.  ...
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  • Zack Edmondson’s Story

    What your life was like before your brain injury? I finished college and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to go someplace new and have new experiences. So, I began thinking about teaching English in Europe. My mom and I had traveled to Budapest, Hungary the summer before and I loved it. So, I found ...
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  • Lynn James’ Story

    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. March 13, ...
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  • Teresa Conroy’s Story

    The brain injury was on June 23, 2015. We were moving back to Oregon after a year in Kentucky. I had the whole house packed up, everything was on a truck headed for Oregon, and I was returning the cable box because that's what you do when you move...
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