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Podcast & Stories of Hope

Below is our Podcasts, YouTube Channel and Newsletter sections. Please email us at if you have a story to tell that inspires and helps our community.

Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington hosted by Deborah Crawley and is produced in collaboration with
Goal 17 Media.

9.) September 25, 2020 - Brandon Blake Explains the Beauty of “Bonus Time”
Brandon Blake is many things. He’s a teacher, a cyclist, musician, and more. And he is also a traumatic brain injury survivor. In this episode of Brain Injury Today, Brandon speaks with host Deborah Crawley about how he has used music to practice mindfulness and stop rumination, and why he loves to share the concept of “bonus time” with fellow survivors.

8.) August 19, 2020 - Therapist Lori Weisman Explains “Ambiguous Loss" - Part 2 of 2”
- This is part-two of a conversation about ambiguous loss with brain injury therapist Lori Weisman. In this episode, Lori discusses how to tap into the warrior spirit that lives within each of us and use it to move forward. Lori also talks about how those supporting a loved one or friend with a traumatic brain injury can encourage the warrior spirit.

7.) July 27, 2020 - Therapist Lori Weisman Explains “Ambiguous Loss" - Part 1 of 2"  - Coping with loss is an important part of rebuilding after traumatic brain injury, but it’s difficult to do with losses that aren’t well understood and recognized by society. Therapist Lori Weisman calls this “ambiguous loss.”

6.) June 25, 2020 - I’m a miracle: How ex-Husky Darin Harris has learned to live with his traumatic brain injury - In this episode of Brain Injury Today, Brain Injury Alliance of Washington Executive Director Deborah Crawley speaks with former UW football player and BIAWA board member Darin Harris about his journey following a severe brain injury that nearly killed him. Darin gets candid about his struggle with symptoms like depression, how he has maintained a positive connection to football, and the difficulties of coping with both a brain injury and systemic racism as a member of the Black community.

5.) June 2, 2020 - From Research to Reality, Improving Outcomes for People with Traumatic Brain Injury In this special episode of Brain Injury Today, host Deborah Crawley, BIAWA Executive Director, has a conversation with Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D. Director of the University of Washington's TBI Model Systems to discuss how research is helping improve outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury.

4.) May 12, 2020 - Collaboration Across the County – Brain Injury Leaders Sharing Ideas of SupportIn this special episode of Brain Injury Today, BIAWA Executive Director Deborah Crawley visits with several of the top leaders of the brain injury community from across the country: Geoffrey Lauer, MA, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa, and Eileen Reardon, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of New York State.

3.) April 22, 2020 - Helpful tips for your mental health during COVID-19 self-quarantine
 - Psychotherapist and former BIAWA board member Lori Weisman joins Deborah and president Allison Mollner to offer practical advice on ways to manage your mental health and relationships during the COVID-19 self-quarantine.
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2.) April 10, 2020 - Keeping connected in self-quarantine with support group leader Michele Kauffman
Michele Kauffman joins Deborah Crawley to offer her experience and advice for folks trying to manage their lives and keep connected during the ongoing coronavirus-imposed quarantines. Michelle brings joy, laughter, empathy, important information and a whole lot of love to the show.

1.) March 25, 2020 - Keeping the brain injury community connected during the coronavirus outbreak - Executive Director Deborah Crawley and President (and client) Allison Mollner share what BIAWA is doing to keep the entire community connected and coping with the coronavirus outbreak. They offer helpful information and resources as well as comfort and strategies to get through the isolation and uncertainty.

What is Brain Injury Today?
Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Join Executive Director Deborah Crawley for insightful and inspiring conversations from members of the Brain Injury community.

This episode of Brain Injury Today is sponsored by the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Council and was produced and edited by and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.

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November 7, 2019 - BIAWA B.I.G. Gala Video - Unbreakable

This video features our 2019 Honorary Chair recipient, Richard Adler and the law firm of Adler Giersch and the incredible contributions Richard and his team have made to the brain injury community. Thank you Richard!

July 31, 2019 - 2019 Walk, Run & Roll

BIAWA's Walk Run & Roll brings together individuals of all abilities at Seattle's Green Lake Park. Every dollar raised goes to support Brain Injury survivors, their loved ones, and caregivers.

November 14, 2018 - BIAWA 2018 B.I.G. Gala Video - Igniting Hope

Igniting Hope

October 25, 2018 - BIAWA 2017 B.I.G. Gala Video

I'm still me.

November 10, 2016 - Chanel Cogan - Sharing Her Story of Brain Injury

BIAWA is dedicated to a world where Brain Injury is prevented and every person already affected by its impact benefits from resources that maximize their quality of life.

Visit the BrainInjuryWA YouTube Channel for more BIAWA videos.

Download our current January 2020 MindMatters Newsletter

Visit our Newsletter Archive for past editions of our newsletter.

Events & Happenings

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Brain Injury: What you need to know

A Guide for Survivors of Brain Injury, their Loved Ones, Caregivers, and the Professionals who Serve Them.

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2020 Brain Injury Art Show

Bellevue Art Museum 
October 2020 - January 2021 

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Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Join us for a Bike Ride & BBQ - Virtually!

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