Dr. Thomas A. Martin
1965 – 2015
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri and the community lost an exceptional clinician, strong advocate and sincere friend with the passing of Dr. Thomas A. Martin on May 7, 2015.
The following words of tribute for Dr. Tom Martin are shared by many:
I join you in total shock and sadness at the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Tom Martin. Tom and I worked together on the Brain Injury Association of Missouri Board of Directors for many years. I cherish the times we spent at the conference. I can’t think of anyone who enjoyed giving away the door prizes as much as he did! He took such pride in the strength of the conference over the years and he had quite a bit to do with that. Through his connections, we were able to entice amazing speakers for the conference. Tom was an outstanding neuropsychologist with a heart for the individual survivor and their family. What a legacy he leaves us. I can hardly bear to think of not talking with him again. My prayers go out to his children and mother as they cope with this loss. And to all of us who also knew him and thought so much of him, we are a community joined in shared sadness.
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Bowling for Brain Injury – A Perfect Score!
Saturday, June 20, 2015
St. Louis: Chesterfield Brunswick Zone
Springfield: Enterprise Park Lanes
Bowling for Brain Injury raised more than $22,000 to provide help, hope and healing for survivors of brain injury and their families. Thank you to the nearly 200 Fundraising-Bowlers and even more donors who made this event a huge success!
Your donation still counts! Your donation will make a difference through programs of support, education, recreation and advocacy through the Brain Injury Association.
Please make your Bowling for Brain Injury – Missouri gift online now.
Bowlers participated in two locations: in St. Louis at the Brunswick Zone – Chesterfield, and in Springfield at Enterprise Park Lanes. In addition, some were absentee or virtual bowlers, or they may have chosen to sponsor a bowler or team with a donation. Or perhaps were a corporate sponsor of the event. Any way you frame it, it was a perfect score for individuals living with the challenges of life with brain injury.
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Save the Date
Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO)
11th Annual Statewide Professional Conference
October 15 – 17, 2015
St. Charles Convention Center
St. Charles, Missouri
This Conference is the premier educational opportunity for professionals of various disciplines and all experience levels to gain knowledge about brain injury research, treatment, rehabilitation, living and more.
Specific sessions and speakers will be announced soon. To receive Sponsorship and Registration information send an email to ELeBrun@biamo.org.
Learn more about the BIA-MO Annual Statewide Professional Conference 2014
BIA-MO Survivor and Family Regional Seminar
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions and support for life with brain injury.
2015 Program Agenda:
Brain Injury 101
Loving the New Me
Making and Keeping Relationships
Building Therapy Into Your Day
Ask the Specialists Panel
The Elephant in the Room - Intimacy and Sexuality
Guardianship Codes - Proposed Changes
*For session details and seminar locations, click here.
There is no charge but registration is required. Registration is easy!
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YOU CAN Make a Difference
Your back-to-school, everyday and work shopping can benefit the Brain Injury Association of Missouri at no extra cost to you.
School and office supplies, clothes, dorm room essentials and more are all available through retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Verizon, Famous Footwear, Finish Line, Office Max and more.
When you make on-line purchases using the Shop Thru the Heart mall, a donation will be made to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO). There is no additional cost to you or BIA-MO.
It is easy to Shop Thru the Heart
Go to www.shopthrutheheart.com
from the top of the screen
from the top of the screen (you can use the BIA-MO general account)
Enter the following information in the I’m a Returning Customer
box (case sensitive):
Email Address: email@example.com
Make your online purchases with up to 10 percent of your total being donated to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri, at no additional cost to you.
How does Shop Thru the Heart work, this sounds to good to be true?
mall receives a commission based on your purchases. They then make a donation to BIA-MO based on your purchase - when BIA-MO is your selected charity or you sign-in using the BIA-MO general account. There is no additional cost to you, your company, employees, colleagues and friends.
Please Shop Thru the Heart for your on-line purchases for home, school and work.
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.
BIA-MO Social Recreation Event Coming Up Next:
Saturday, July 25
2265 Schuetz Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63146
*Bring a snack and come join the fun!
RSVP to 314-426-4024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call 800-444-6443 or email email@example.com
*Bring a snack to share and come join the fun!!!
Membership – Voice of Brain Injury in Missouri
Your Membership in the Brain Injury Association of Missouri matters. It ensures that survivors of brain injury and their families have access to services, receive support and education to face new challenges, and celebrate accomplishments in their lives. Click here
for more information about Membership.
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 2015 are:
All meetings are held at University Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212 in the Main Street Conference Room on the 1st Floor. The Executive Committee meets at 9:15 am followed by the Board of Directors meeting at 10:30 am.