Personal Stories

Personal Stories2018-10-25T12:48:39+00:00

Offer hope, inspiration and insight with others

Whether you sustained a brain injury or care about someone who has, making time to share your story will have a profound difference to others.

Guidelines for Personal Stories

Submit a Contact Us form by clicking on the “Tell Your Story” button on this page. Include your story in the “Comment” section of the form. All applicable contact information is needed on the form for your story to be considered for posting on the Brain Injury Association of Missouri website. No personal contact information will be posted.

  • Your story should be 500 words or less, which is about one page of typed text.
  • Offensive or profane language should be avoided, and will not be posted.
  • Posted personal stories will be for purposes of support and education. Personal stories focusing on selling a product or service will not be considered.
  • If you are willing to have a picture included with your personal story posting, mention that in your Contact Us submission.
  • All postings will identify Personal Story authors with first name and last name initial only (such as John S.).

We cannot guarentee that every story will be posted.

BIA-MO reserves the right to edit submissions for length, clarity and variety of posted personal stories. By submitting your Personal Story you are authorizing the Brain Injury Association of Missouri and its partner organizations permission to share your story in electronic, print, video and audio formats. The following wording must be included within your submission:

I (insert your name) authorize the Brain Injury Association of Missouri and its associated, collaborative and partner organizations full right to share my personal story at their sole discretion in electronic, print, video, audio or future mediums for purposes of support, education, recreation or advocacy to fulfill its mission.

Have a Guardian?

If you have a guardian, the following statement must be provided by your guardian:

As guardian for (insert survivor’s name here), I authorize full permission for the Brain Injury Association of Missouri and its associated, collaborative and partner organizations full right to share the personal story of the survivor of brain injury as their guardian at BIA-MO’s sole discretion in electronic, print, video, audio or future mediums for purposes of support, education, recreation or advocacy to fulfill its mission.

Read Personal Stories

Mike B

August 20, 2018|0 Comments

I am beyond a walking miracle and I want to help as much as I can with brain injuries. I sustained a traumatic brain injury with a subdural hematoma from a skateboarding accident. I [...]

Ralph K

August 20, 2018|0 Comments

I sustained a TBI from a 24' vertical fall in Nov 2011. In addition to the TBI, I fractured three cervical vertebrae, my mandible and facial bones. My ER and ICU stay was 6 weeks followed by 3 months of intensive inpatient therapy. Then [...]

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