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Tell Your Story

The Brain Injury Association of America’s Personal Stories page is a place where individuals with brain injuries and their loved ones can share their experiences. We encourage you to described what helped or hindered your recovery as a way of helping others who come across your story.

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.

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.


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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