Personal Stories

So many of our participants have such incredible stories about their journey and what this group means to them that we decided we needed a special area to share them. We are always amazed at the depth of courage, strength, and perseverance of our participants. Although none have traveled an easy road, their stories are often full of hope and inspiration while their resolve is crystal clear… never, ever, give up! If you have a story to share please send it along, we would love to hear from you!

Meet Matt Siegel

Meet Matt Siegel

A favorite inspirational quote of mine is: “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

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Meet Elliott

Meet Elliott

I think we could all learn something from Elliot. I believe his story amplifies the comeback and the drive we all possess deep within ourselves.

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Meet Kayla

Meet Kayla

Even though being the only member of my family with a brain injury is hard at times, I try to express myself in art and music.

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Meet Justin —

Meet Justin —

By keeping in shape, I was able to do my first 5K ever this year at the Rock & Roll Marathon.

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Kuna And Evie

Kuna And Evie

It’s funny how the strangest things bring people together. Evie had acquired a brain injury from a tumor in 2000 and Kuna received a Traumatic Bain Injury from a motorcycle accident in 2006. We both received treatment when it occurred. Both of us being in our 20’s,...

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Meet Daniel —

Meet Daniel —

Hi, my name is Daniel Cruz and I am 28 years old. I was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. When I was eleven years old I somehow contracted viral encephalitis. I was in Intensive Care for a month and in the hospital for another month and then in a...

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When Life Happens

When Life Happens

Meet Goob West—I am a fifteen (15) year survivor of severe traumatic brain injury. The recovery has been a complete uphill battle. “How long was my recovery?” you might ask. I will answer that question when it is over with. I will always be in the recovery process. I...

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