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TOPIC TITLE: TBI: A different kind of loss
Created On 5/3/06 6:53 PM
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5/3/06 6:53 PM
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Hi, Everyone,

TBI: A different kind of loss.

I've heard from and read about people who've Lo Oleinu experienced the excruciating pain of loss in the form of death of dear loved ones.
I am wondering if anyone can relate to the experience of a different kind of loss of a dear loved one. I'm refering to the loss of functioning. The person is still here in body but has lost functioning of talking, walking, muscle control. It's a loss that stares one in the face day in and day out......

Can anyone relate? Would you kindly share your experiences so that others can benefit? Thanks a lot.


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5/24/06 6:13 PM
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My father had a TBI, and I know exactly what you mean.
He looks the same, sounds the same, but he's not the same.
I feel like I lose him over and over again every time I see him.
I don't know if my experience can help anyone, but if you have specific questions about my experience with this, I will try to answer.


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10/30/06 8:59 PM
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BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance is a frum non-profit specializing in TBI. we have assisted nearly 200 families as of Sept 2006, and can be reached at (718) 645-6400 in brooklyn. our web site is www.binausa.org.

please give us a call!

BINA Stroke & Brain Injury Assistance

Help and Hope for Stroke and Brain Injury
When a family suddenly enters the world of stroke and brain injury, they are inundated with choices that would be overwhelming in the best of times, and are nearly impossible to navigate in times of crisis.
In addition, families with particular cultural sensitivities face distinct hurdles when attempting to find the facilities and services that can best help them on their road to rehabilitation. BINA is a community based nonprofit organization with a unique awareness of the needs and sensitivities of the broad spectrum of the Jewish community.
BINA's approach to brain injury rehabilitation focuses on fully understanding the unique situation of each family with which it works, and then fashioning a customized plan, tailored to helping the injured person and their family achieve all possible goals.

Our services include:
-recommendations of facilities, therapies and therapists based on thorough research
-educational classes
-support groups
-library and resource center
Contact Information
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Phone :
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BINA Ezras Cholim
1002 Quentin Rd., Suite 3002


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4/30/07 10:09 AM
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My father is here.
Yet he cannot communicate.
He is not able to do much for himself
His vision is not too good.
But my father is here.

Edited: 4/30/07 at 10:13 AM by rainbow

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