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No-Fault: Fix It, Don't Nix It15-May-2017

"Bad Behavior Also Applies to Insurance Companies" Thanks to the FREEP’s JC Reindl for an informative overview of Michigan’s auto no-fault situation. The series shines in underscoring.. Read More...

Capitol Day, Annual Meeting, and Spring Fling03-Apr-2017

On Wednesday, May 17th, we will be gathering in the Mackinaw Room for Capitol Day 2017. It's a chance for brain injury survivors, their friends and family members, caregivers, and professionals to.. Read More...

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month02-Mar-2017

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout this month, BIAMI has various activities, events, initiatives, and special programming across the state. A few notable events lined up include our.. Read More...

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BIA HOME : The Value of Your Contribution

The Value of Your Contribution

What does $10 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It means a pizza at one of our support group meetings. That’s one less meal that person has to worry about and can help pave the way to opening up to the rest of the group. That meal means more than you know.
  • It covers the cost of art supplies for our Unmasking Brain Injury art therapy program, which allows brain injury survivors to open up about their injury and let go of some of their frustration and sorrow. For a survivor, $10 gives them a way to express what words cannot.

What does $25 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It provides transportation to and from appointments, support group meetings, and wherever else they need to go. For a survivor, it means escaping from isolation.
  • It helps cover the cost of prescription co-pay. To a survivor, it means being able to function, what does it mean to you?

What does $50 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It covers the cost of a week’s worth of groceries – it means that a week’s worth of meals is taken care of.

What does $100 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It helps cover the cost of utilities. Many struggle to cover these costs, as regular full-time employment isn’t possible. Instead, they get by on a part-time job, several if they’re lucky. It means knowing the lights will be on and the heat works for another month.

What does $250 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It helps cover the cost of home repairs. Many survivors’ homes are in desperate need of repair, but they are unable to afford the critical repairs, which has an adverse effect on their health. To a survivor, it means a safe home and good health.

What does $500 mean to a person with a brain injury?

  • It means a therapy pet can be provided for. Many survivors have trained animals assist them with tasks and provide emotional comfort. It means their closest friend is taken care of.