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?
- 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?
- 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?
- TOOTHBRUSH , FIRE STARTER AND A KNIFE.
- DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?
- YES, TWO PORTUGESE WATER DOGS.
~GAY, BIND Member
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.