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TBIWF Awards Education Scholarship

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On Saturday June 8, 2019, TBI Warrior® Foundation presented an educational scholarship award to David Logan. David sustained a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2008 during his senior year in high school. For many years David has lived with disabilities but that didn’t stop him from achieving his goals of obtaining an education. Despite the many challenges he faced, David enrolled in a welding program and completed his degree in May 2019.

 David’s story is a powerful one, defeating all odds. His mom, Judi Logan, became his caregiver and describes how the support from her other two sons played a role during the recovery: “We are so fortunate to have such a strong family unit who have been there through the hard times and the joyful times.”

 TBI results in physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. In many cases, these disabilities in addition to the financial strains due to medical expenses, are game changers in the future of young adults sustaining a TBI.

 At TBI Warrior® Foundation, our vision is to pave the way to success and independence. By helping individuals like David, we are empowering and supporting those who need the resources to succeed.

 Watch David’s powerful story in this video

 

Thanks to your support we were able to help David and will continue to assist families impacted by TBI and disabilities.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Retired Sergeant 1st Class Victor Medina and Dr. Roxana Delgado, founders of TBI Warrior® Foundation collaborated with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) to bring awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI). DVBIC is a part of the U.S. Military Health System(link is external). Specifically, DVBIC is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) center of excellence for the Defense Health Agency(link is external)

See their story Here

TBI Warrior® Foundation: A Vision turned into Mission

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Welcome to TBI Warrior® Foundation!  This is our first blog post and the first news we share.  Officially, today is our first day.

We are very excited about this milestone.  TBI Warrior® Foundation is an organization founded on very basic principles: love, sacrifice, commitment, and selflessness.  It first came as a thought to Roxana and I back when I was going through rehabilitation (2009-2012) after I had sustained a moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) while serving my third combat tour while in Iraq.  During those days, it became evident that living with the effects of a TBI, both, physical and cognitive, can become a permanent challenge in ones life.  I was, and still am, personally blessed with having the support of my wife, friends, and healthcare providers.  Now, observing others around me, I noticed that many were not as fortunate as I was.  TBI Warrior® Foundation exists because of the gaps and challenges we personally have seen in our community and in our lives.

Brain injuries can occur in many different ways.  In the military population, a brain injury could result from an improvised explosive devise (IED) detonation, a gunshot wound, a maneuver accident, among others.  In the civilian population, a brain injury can occur from car accidents, sports accidents, falls, birth, etc.  It is important to know that no two brain injuries behave the same.  Regardless of the mechanism of injury, many will result in lifelong disabilities.  At TBI Warrior® Foundation, we recognize that all TBI survivors are people and that each person has dreams, the desires to be independent and succeed in life.  We also recognize and understand the impact TBIs have on families and caregivers.

The U.S. Declaration of Independence states “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.  It is clear that “all men” means ALL MEN AND WOMEN.  Certainly, it does not exclude people with acquired disabilities after a TBI.  Living with disabilities may cripple the ability to have the rights mentioned here.  People with brain injuries have the right to life, the right to be free by regaining their independence, and they have the right to fulfill their dreams and pursue their happiness.

TBI Warrior® Foundation is founded to help and assist Veterans and civilians with traumatic brain injuries in fulfilling their dreams and in achieving success.  By experience, we understand the needs of individuals and their caregivers.  TBI Warrior® Foundation is establish because we love all of you, and because of that love, our team is committed to serve you.

Join the ranks of our supporters today and help many regain their unalienable rights!