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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)

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TBI Warrior Foundation, Upward Care and Project MEND

 “Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek 

Through our services, we assist people with unique health challenges better manage or overcome their disability. While our services always benefit the specific individual to whom we are providing medical equipment, oftentimes our medical equipment also impacts the lives of those who surround our client, including their family members and caregivers. It is immensely important to consider the impact a disability or life-altering illness has not only on the individual living with it, but on their family members and caregivers as well. 

On October 10, 2018, the TBI Warrior Foundation and Upward Care hosted their “Caregiving Skills Toolbox: Successful Caregiving of Veterans, Adults and Children with Paralysis” program, a hands-on training course providing caregivers the tools, resources and information they need to successfully and safely care for a loved one living with paralysis. Offered at no cost to the participant due to funding by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, this 3-hour course was designed to serve the caregiver community through hands-on training of different and often overlooked aspects related to tasks of daily living (bathing, dressing, transference, etc.). 

Project MEND was contacted for a collaboration in September. The request was for a safe-to-use wheelchair for demonstration and training purposes at this workshop. We gladly agreed and supplied the workshop with a wheelchair for use. Participants learned how to safely transition their loved ones in the home environment and when out in the community, including transfers from bed to wheelchair and from wheelchair to vehicle. These valuable skills will allow individuals to safely and comfortably care for their loved ones living with paralysis. 

We are so grateful that the TBI Warrior Foundation and Upward Care thought of Project MEND to collaborate on this very important and informative workshop! 

Learn more about the TBI Warrior Foundation at www.tbiwarriorfoundation.org and Upward Care at www.upwardhealthcare.com.