Hi Friends, How do you thrive in the midst of brain injury?  In the midst of trauma or simple difficulties?  Take a gander at Patti Foster's acrostic...what would you say?  How would you encourage others through what you have been through? What word or phrase would you add to T? H? R? I? V? E? [...]

Lean-In To Hope…

by Patti Foster, TBI Survivor, Author/Inspirational Communicator During the beginning of March, I was privileged to travel to Holland and spend some quality time with people from around the world who do much in the field of brain-injury research and intervention. Dr Andrew I.R. Maas – Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital [...]

IBIA 11th World Congress at the Hague

Dr Deana H Adams and brain-injury survivor of East Texas, Patti Foster – leaders of the nonprofit organization, Hope After Brain Injury (HABI), have been invited to present, “Coping Strategies of Traumatic Brain Injury: Survivors and Primary Caregivers” at the Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), on March [...]


By Bob Lyons; Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor, 10-1990 After prayer and reflection, I have decided that my accident is a continual challenge to improve myself. Only by the Grace of God, I have noticed gradual, yet steady improvements in the cognitive, emotional, physical, social and spiritual aspects of my wonderful, at certain times challenging life. [...]

Happy 2016!

I love new beginnings, don't you?  A dear friend of mine used to say, "I love to be on the ground floor of something."  And, if you think about it, we are on the ground floor of a new year, a new beginning, a new adventure!  So, hold on the journey unfold around you.  [...]

Happy Holidays!

What an exciting season! Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's...all celebrate new life, new beginnings, new hope.   And although we have stress during these high-energy events, they are not without hope....we are alive.  We have breath.  We live in relative comfort.  We are loved.  Please embrace this season as a new coat on a cold day! Remember [...]

Attitude…in Every Season

Just came across this bit about Attitude from Chuck Swindoll...fitting for all season of life... "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than [...]

How Do You Cope?

The other day at our support group, we talked about COPE.  Even dissected the word and came up with an acrostic. Here's some of what we came up with.... C:  coming together, capable, confidence O:  opportunity, optimism, overcoming P:  patience, prayer, persistence E:  enthusiasm, endurance, exceeding your goals So, I was wondering ... what would [...]

Second Chance to Live…

This past week, we attended the North America Brain Injury Society (NABIS) Conference in San Antonio.  Among key professionals in the field of brain injury, we met a fellow survivor determined to offer hope and encouragement....his name?  Craig Phillips When you have a quick second or a few minutes, check out his website.  It is [...]