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Think Again

Nov. 1, 2011

Do you get irritated when that clerk at the store is too slow for your liking or do you think “could they have a brain injury?” Has that co-workers personality changed from mild manner to more aggressive, have you ever wondered if the change could be due to a brain injury?

 

Does that cousin you haven’t seen in a while look and sound the same but appear to be an unknown twin with a different personality or are you aware that they may have sustained a brain injury? Do you ever think about it?

 

Whether acquired or traumatic, Brain Injury can be unforgiving. While there are many life changing diseases and afflictions, not many can alter a person, their personality, and their path in life as dramatically and as instantly as a brain injury.

 

Depending on the kind and severity of the brain injury, the survivor often becomes friendless, family members forget the changes and can cast out the individual, love and support can often dwindle and be forgotten just like yesterdays headline.

 

The Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin, BIRCOFWI, was founded by a mother-daughter team, Lois York-Lewis and Bari York, who realized that once the hospital or rehabilitation facility stay is over, survivors of brain injury are often misunderstood, ignored, or totally forgotten.

We listen and respond, you ask and questions are answered, your concerns, suggestions, and comments are taken seriously.

 

The BIRCOFWI and its’ staff, volunteers, and speaker bureau members are all living with the consequences of brain injury or have been touched by brain injury in some way.

We are not membership based since we do not believe anyone should have to pay a fee to have access to programs, services, information, and resources.

 

We have a private and confidential email list of individuals who want to keep informed. Our website will always be “under-development” until brain injury is no longer a part of day to day life, because there is too much to share, too much to learn, to many individuals who need help.

 

There are other organizations who claim to be the “authority” or the “only reliable source” for information. Our experience speaks louder than words and experience is the real “authority.”

 

To learn more about this Wisconsin based organization visit us at www.bircofwi.org

Please consider donating to help us grow and support your community, remember when you make a donation you are not just making an investment to the BIRCOFWI you are making an investment to your community.

 

Our headquarters may be in southeastern Wisconsin but our hearts, hands and help are statewide.

 

We understand that financial times may be hard for the average Wisconsinite, but think of how hard it is for individuals with brain injury that can no longer work full time since they are unable to regain the stamina and ability to stay awake for extended periods of time. Think of the survivor who can perform the job requirement but who takes more time to make new tasks into a memory, or the individual who has lost the ability to return to their college earn a career due to brain injury after affects.

 

Join a winning team, make a difference, and let us know what you need, give us your ideas and suggestions. Our promise to you Wisconsin is to be your one-stop shop for information and resources.

 

BRIC OF WI is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible as defined by Wisconsin State Law and IRS Guidelines.

Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin

W236 S7050 Big Bend Drive Suite 3

Big Bend, WI 53103

 

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 808

Muskego, WI 53150

 

 

Office Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Due to the nature of our business, appointments are highly suggested.

 

 

 

 

 

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