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.


Walk for Thought 2013

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Bind Milestone 2012

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October 28, 2012 marks a significant date for all of us at BIND.

Twenty-one BIND supporters, including stroke survivors, traumatic brain injury survivors, caregivers, and friends joined together at the Halloween Hustle in McKinney.  Five members of the BIND team proudly finished the 1K event and sixteen completed the exhaustive 5K.  This marked a significant milestone for several brain injury survivors, as this was the longest distance they had traveled by foot since experiencing an acquired brain injury.  Our team raised $4,975 towards start-up expenses for BIND and we expect an additional $2,550 in company matching gifts….providing BIND with $7,525 total!  Our members, volunteers, and the Board of Directors extends their heart-felt gratitude for our donor and community generosity.

Halloween Hustle 2012

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On October 28th, several of our volunteers will participate in the Halloween Hustle 1K and 5K events at Stonebridge Beach Club in McKinney.  Team BIND is 20 members strong, and includes 7 survivors of acquired brain injury.  Other members of our team are proud family members, friends, and members of the BIND Board of Directors.

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Walk for Thought 2012

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Our proud team of 20 participated in the 1st annual “Walk For Thought,” benefiting the Brain Injury Association of America.

Team BIND participated in the 1st Annual “Walk for Thought” in Irving on March 24.  Team BIND members completed a 2.1-mile walk and raised $995 for the Brain Injury Association of America.  Funds raised will be used for education, advocacy and support for research and treatment for brain injury survivors in Texas.  Thanks to all who joined us: Jim, Julie, Dwight, Kevan (& kids), Kim, Kristin, Spencer, Valerie, Andy, Ted, MB, Bob, Horace, Marge, Cheri, Dean, Karen, Karl & Adina.  In total, $54,000 was raised for BIAA.

Welcome to BIND!

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BIND was established in September of 2011 by Valerie Gotcher, MS, CCC-SLP. Encouragement to form a non-profit organization to benefit survivors of acquired brain injury and their family members was spawned by ongoing feedback from Valerie’s former patients, in addition to literature that supports the benefits of community-based programs. Although these brain injury survivors had completed intensive rehabilitation programs, return to gainful employment, productive community volunteering, and return to prior social or leisure activities is significantly reduced or non-existent altogether. Coordination of services between providers is limited, and, caregiver burden, concurrent with financial strain, are factors that negatively impact reported quality of life.

One study reports that 40% of persons hospitalized for traumatic brain injury have at least one unmet need one year after injury, including: continued memory and problem solving deficits, difficulty managing stress and emotional upsets, and the need to improve job skills. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 144,000 Texans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year and 381,000 Texans are living with a disability due to traumatic brain injury.

In addition to survivors of traumatic brain injury, BIND provides services to adult survivors of stroke, the third leading cause of death and disability in the United States. The BIND Clubhouse will be located in Collin County, Texas in order to meet the needs of our rapidly growing population that has increased by 61% over the previous 10 years. When prevalence of stroke is applied to the 40-59 age group of Collin County, an estimated 3,600 residents per year will experience a stroke, followed by an additional 36,000 per year in the 60-79 age group.

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