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Missouri AgrAbility Project

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Belton Regional Medical Center

Bridges of Missouri, Inc.

Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC

The Center for Head Injury Services

The Copeland Law Firm

E. and L. Funding, LLC

Foam Supplies, Inc.

Law Office of L. Barry Gubin

Law Office of McCollum & Griggs, LLC

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital

Newman Bronson & Wallis

Ozark Neuro Rehab Center

Preferred Family Health Care 

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SSM DePaul Health Center

SSM Health Saint Joseph Hospital

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital 

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BIA-MO Newsletter

Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri

News and Announcements

Giving Tuesday - November 28, 2017

Please mark your calendar to participate in Giving Tuesday - November 28, 2017
Your Giving Tuesday donation to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) will provide services of support, education, recreation and advocacy.  You will prevent brain injuries, assist survivors and families, educate youth and adults about concussions and help create better futures.

Did you know that 91 cents of every dollar you donate to BIA-MO will be used to provide services for survivors, families, professionals and the community. Our fundraising and administration costs are only 9 percent, which is well below the national average of 25 percent.

Please make your Giving Tuesday gift 
  • Online at
  • Checks made payable to BIA-MO and mailed to 2265 Schuetz Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63146
  • Call the BIA-MO office at 314-426-4024 or 1-800-444-6443 

Thank you in advance for your gift to help others. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

BIA-MO Annual Awards

Each year the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) recognizes a few individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements.

BIA-MO Award Honorees 2017: 

Courage Award

Michael Bigogno for his strength and determination to recently win the Iron Man

Stan Cross for his courage and endurance to never give up.

Dollie Eaton for her determination and words of encouragement to others.

Nathan Franklin for his success in efforts of independence.

Zachary Frith for his courage to remain independent with his brain injury and educate

Don Hatfield for his service in the U.S. Army and now providing community service to others. 

John Patterson for his exceptional courage to assist others in need. 

Bill Buell Memorial Award

Rebecca Johnson, with the Department of Health and Senior Services, for her dedication to survivors of brain injury.

Loretta Sparkswith Preferred Family Healthcare, for helping survivors of brain injury find confidence and self-worth.

Point of Light Award

Kristy Friedrich for assisting support group attendees by sharing her bubbly personality.

Curtis Jones, MSW, LCSWwith New Life Counseling, for going above normal means to help.

Volunteer of the Year – Youth

Conner Cox for helping with the support group booth at the SEMO District Fair.

Legislator of the Year
    Senator Dave Schatz
 for votes to maintain the Missouri All-Rider Motorcycle Helmet Law.

Senator Jill Schupp for leadership on bills to prevent brain injuries.

Service Excellence Award - Prevention

       Kitty Newsham, PhD, ATC
, with Saint Louis University, for extensive help with the BIA-MO Sports
   Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars and Bowling for Brain Injury.

Service Excellence Award - Community Service

    Maryville University, Department of Communication Disorders
, for creativity of involving clients of the
    Speech Therapy Clinic in an on-stage production. 

Employees of Lowes in Ozark, Missouri for their hearts of service and generosity to help Stan Cross stay independent.

Service Excellence Award - Public Relations

Kate Esely, MS, ATC/LAT, ITAT for concussion education efforts throughout Northwest Missouri.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Andrea Buening for her continuous service for others through education, resource referrals, and participation with leadership committees.

BIA-MO Educational Scholarships

SSM Health Rehabilitation Network Educational Scholarship
Company-sponsored scholarship to support survivors of brain injury to pursue post-secondary education

Centilus Buchanan is pursuing Information Systems at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. 

Alise Houston is pursing dual degrees in Elementary and Special Education from Western Governor's University. 

Jim and Lori Winter Educational Scholarship
Donations to BIA-MO support this scholarship honoring longtime volunteer service by Lori and the late Jim Winter. 

Amy Hartley is working towards an Associates of Arts Degree at Ozark Technical College in preparation for psychology studies.

BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers 

Plans are underway for the 2018 BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars. 

Download a Save the Date flier for more information. 

If you would like to request more information about registration material for the Seminars when available, click here

BIA-MO Social Recreation Event Coming Up Next

Holiday Party!

Saturday, December 16, 2:00 pm
 - 4:00 pm
BIA-MO Office
2265 Schuetz Rd 
Saint Louis, MO 63146

If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped $5 gift. 

Also, bring your favorite holiday treat to share! 

Call (314)-426-4024 or email Alyssa Weissman at for more information

BIA-MO Service Providers Networking Coffees

Locating resources for consumers and clients is often a challenge. Participating in the BIA-MO Networking Coffee will
help increase or refresh your awareness of resources for survivors of brain injury (traumatic or acquired).

BIA-MO Networking Coffees are for professionals in the field of direct services, on a full-time, or periodic basis, in the areas of:

  •         Rehabilitation
  •         Employment
  •         Community Support
  •         Residential
  •         Mental Health
  •         Assistive Technology
  •         Adaptive Equipment
  •         Trauma Services
  •         Discharge Planning

ST. LOUIS, MO - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

When: 8:30 am - 10:00 am 
Where: BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146-3409
RSVP by Friday, December 1, 2017 

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Thursday, February 15, 2018
When: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Where: Preferred Family Healthcare (Formally, Alternative Opportunities) 2626 W. College Road, Springfield, Missouri 65802-4637
RSVP by Friday, February 9, 2018

Email BIA-MO Program Associate, Alyssa Weissman ( to RSVP, for more information, or to be added to the mailing list for future BIA-MO Networking Coffees and events.


YOU can provide help and hope for individuals and families adjusting to life with brain injury.

You probably know a survivor of brain injury. You might be a survivor or have a loved one with brain injury. Perhaps you have a friend or colleague who is impacted by brain injury. You know the emotional roller-coaster survivors and families experience in these days, weeks, months and year that follow the injury. 

Please be help and hope for survivors and their families, colleagues and friends or anyone you know that has been impacted by brain injury. A donation helps all of those listed above and more, to receive information and answers. 

Donate Now. 

Brain Injury Association of Missouri Board Meetings

Members of the Brain Injury Association of the Missouri are welcome to attend Board Meetings as a guest.  The meeting dates for 2017 are:
February 11
April 08
June 10
September 09
December 09

All meetings are held at Rusk Rehabilitation Center, 315 Business Loop 70W, Columbia, Missouri, 65203 in the Rusk Training Room. The Executive Committee meets at 9:15 am followed by the Board of Directors meeting at 10:30 am.

BIA-MO Membership has many benefits. Join today.

Membership is free for survivors of brain injury.    

Learn more about BIA-MO Programs 





Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290