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Everyone affected by brain injury has a story to tell. No matter where you are on your brain injury journey, your story deserves to be told. It’s up to us – survivors, families, caregivers, and friends – to tell those stories. Because when more people know about life with brain injury and the resilience it requires, the easier it will be for them to understand us, our experiences, and our community.

This Brain Injury Awareness Month, we hope you’ll share your stories about your unique brain injury journey, and what you’ve found along the way. Tell our community who you are, where you’ve been, what you’ve accomplished, and where you hope to go.

Guidelines for Personal Stories

  1. Story submissions should be between 250 and 1,000 words.
  2. Stories should not include any profanity, lewd language, explicit sexual language, or other vulgarities.
  3. We encourage you to submit a photo with your story. This can be directly related to your injury and recovery process or simply be a photo of yourself that you like and are comfortable including.
  4. Please ensure that all of the information you submit is yours alone and not copyrighted by another individual or organization. This includes photos.

As you are writing your story, consider incorporating one of the prompts below, which ties into our awareness themes.

  • If you had to summarize your brain injury journey in one word, what would that word be and why?
  • How has your life’s trajectory changed since you or someone you care about has been affected by brain injury?
  • What are some of the common myths or misconceptions you’ve found that others tend to have about you or people who have a brain injury?
  • Knowing what you know now about brain injury and recovery, are there things you might have done differently? What advice would you give to someone who recently had a brain injury or is about to leave acute care?

We cannot guarantee that every personal story submission will be published on our website, nor that it will be distributed on other channels after publication.

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The information and stories shared on the Personal Stories blog section are intended to raise awareness about brain injuries and further BIAA’s mission in advancing research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury.

BIAA does not edit submitted stories, except to redact information for privacy purposes and concerns relating to third party intellectual property rights. We cannot guaranty the accuracy or completeness of the stories shared. In no event shall BIAA be liable for any injuries or damages, including without limitation, incidental, or consequential damages, resulting from the use or inability to use the content posted.

By submitting your story and/or photographs, you grant to BIAA the right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use your submission in any way and in any medium, including but not limited to print or electronic form.

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Facing brain injury may be a challenge, but you are not alone in your journey. Read about others in similar situations in BIAA's Personal Stories section.

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