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April 2017


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“Here’s a Shout Out! to all the volunteers that give their time and especially those that bring special crafts or spend extra time helping get things prepared for events. You’re awesome!”
~ David

“For ALL our Volunteers, Board Members, Sponsors, and Mrs. Valerie, I want to say THANK YOU ALL for your time, your interest, and money that y’all have invested into BIND. If it wasn’t for Valerie’s vision of BIND, we wouldn’t be where we are now. I know BIND has changed my life in many ways. I get up every morning looking forward in going to BIND. I LOVE helping other people.
~ The thoughts and feelings of Kevin McIntyre (COWBOY).

“All Volunteers and Sponsors: Thank you for all that you do. You are Angels! I appreciate your time, effort, kind heart and good attitude. You are a blessing to all BIND members! God bless you.”
~ Sincerely,  Mark

“Thank you to all of our Volunteers. The countless hours you put into support BIND IS AMAZING, Okay maybe not countless, because I add them up monthly. Your support does not go unnoticed as it is felt with every goal we accomplish as a team.”
~ Carrie

“I’m so happy with our volunteers for taking their time to bring happiness, laughter and proper knowledge. Not to mention how much they help members be active.”
~ Yvette



Explore the WOW!

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BIND was pleased to host 2 student interns from the World of Work program at UTD’s Career Center.  Clearly a reflection of their dedication to learning, Aamna and Arjun elected to spend their Spring Break with our organization instead of taking a vacation.  Here’s what they shared about us after their experience:

“I wanted to let you know I had a wonderful time at BIND, and wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to see what great work BIND is doing.  I’m very grateful that you took time out of your busy schedule to accommodate us last week.

First of all, I would like to thank you and all the members for the lovely card. It was such a nice surprise and made my time spent at BIND more special. I would easily say getting to know the members and learning to play Rummikub will be something I’ll always look back on. Karl will be happy to hear that it has now become one of my favorite board games, as he was the one who first taught it to Arjun and I, on our first day.

Within those short three days, I became very easily acquainted with the members and the processes. Personally, for me, it was an eye-opening experience getting to know the members who went through some tough periods with their injuries, and after all that, they were reaching out to support others who have gone through the trauma of it all. The atmosphere at BIND was simply inspiring, and remarkable. It was interesting to see how the different setup was running so efficiently. It just proved that you don’t always need to follow the book, and sometimes make another path for yourself.

I would like to thank you again for allowing us to join you at BIND and letting us get involved in it. It was a wonderful opportunity, and I am glad I spent my spring break at BIND. Seeing how BIND is giving back to the community, I would love to come back again and volunteer if you would have me. I am eager to lend my hand.

My warm regards to all the members.”


“I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you and the BIND this past week. I really appreciate the time you took out of your day to show me this amazing side of brain trauma that I did not know existed.

What struck me most about the BIND and its members was how much everyone operated like a family. The friendly banter and teasing between members and the overall friendliness and openness really made me feel welcome within the group. I was able to learn about the difficulties that come with TBI’s and how the organization and fellowship meant something different, but equally as important, to each member. It truly was an eye opening experience.

Thank you again for this incredible experience. I would love to come back to the BIND as a volunteer. Please let me know if I can in any way be of help to you and the organization.”