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Happy Birthday to BIND

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WE’RE TURNING 5!
2016 has been a tremendous year for the BIND Members.  We invite you to make 2017 even better by giving to our Birthday Fund!  Give before March 1st so we can buy furniture, computers and supplies for our new home.  We’re planning for almost triple the space we have now!
We have a committed donor who has pledged to match what we raise together – up to $5,000!
Moving into our first home in 2015 was AWESOME.  You made that day and every day after possible.  Watch our ‘throwback’ video for a glimpse of BIND on Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijozZk9iRdk
BIND is changing lives every day.  We ask our Members to rate their quality of life after brain injury when they start the program.  Recently, we asked them if anything has changed since joining BIND…
76% of BIND Members report stable or IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE.
Progress is possible with you on our side.  Join us in celebrating 5 years of restoring purpose and giving hope to brain injury survivors in our community.

 

We Asked Cheri: Why volunteer for BIND?

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BIND Member, Gay, had the chance to ask Cheri about her experience volunteering for BIND.  Cheri has been dedicated to the BIND mission since our founding in 2012, and here, she explains why:

  • HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH BIND?
    1. VALERIE WAS MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR FOR SEVERAL YEARS.  I HAVE A SISTER WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.  I BEGAN VOLUNTEERING WITH BIND AFTER VALERIE FORMED THE ORGANIZATION.  CHERI TELLS HER STORY IN OUR VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkXzR4lsHYg
  • WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING DO FOR YOU?
    1. IT HELPS ME TO GIVE BACK.  TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE IS IMPORTANT TO ME.  I HAVE WITNESSED FIRSTHAND THE GROWTH AND CONFIDENCE THAT BIND HAS INSTILLED IN OUR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SURVIVORS AND CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE WHERE THEY WOULD BE WITHOUT IT.
  • WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU TAKE ON A DESERTED ISLAND?
    1. TOOTHBRUSH , FIRE STARTER AND A KNIFE.
  • DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?
    1. YES, TWO PORTUGESE WATER DOGS.

~GAY, BIND Member

Community Clubhouse Independence Video

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What is the significance of Clubhouse membership? Watch our most recent video to learn more about the long-term impact of acquired brain injury and get a glimpse into the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse in Chicago. We extend special thanks to Dean and Karen Stone, Chris Moore, Cheri Morrow and the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse for their contributions to the video.