Thanks for helping Heads Held High

November 3, 2006
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The planning committee of the 4th annual Heads Held High Brain Injury Awareness Walk held Oct. 14 at Jamaica Pond wants to extend a huge thank you to the business owners and neighbors who helped make the walk a huge success.

Each year the community has rallied behind Heads Held High by contributing raffle items, coffee and donuts, camaraderie and support. We had 400 enthusiastic walkers, many of whom are survivors of brain injury who live in Greater Boston. Everyone at the pond that day met courageous people whose stories and presence put a human face on the life-altering diagnosis of brain injury.

Honorary Chairperson Trisha Meili, survivor and author of “I Am the Central Park Jogger,” shared her painful and triumphant journey of recovery and encouraged everyone present to be an active and proud participant in building a new life as the person they are now.

Heads Held High raises funds to support the mission of the Boston Acquired Brain Injury Support Group (BABIS) which meets at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Persons who have a brain injury, their families and healthcare professionals are invited to attend. For information, please visit www.babis.info.

Janet M. Cromer
Jamaica Plain

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