The 1st Annual Brittanee Rhoades Memorial Poker Run was held on June 10, 2017 and the Brain Injury Hope Foundation was the beneficiary of the proceeds. A huge THANK YOU to Ramona Angel and her family who kindly donated the proceeds of the June 10th event to the Brain Injury Hope Foundation in memory of her daughter, Brittanee Rhodes, who passed away in 2015 from a brain injury caused by an auto accident.

The Brain Injury Survivor Series is back for 2018!

All sessions are scheduled for 12:00 p.m.— 2:30 p.m. Lunch begins at noon. See attached flyer for information on registering.

All training sessions will be hosted by and held at:

Rocky Mountain Human Services

9900 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80231

Information on Registering

January 12, 2018

Topic: Successful Survivor Panel: Living with a TBI

Lives change after brain injury. Many ask, “What now? What’s next? What can I do with my life? What kind of work and life is in the cards for me at this time?” Join your peers who have created success and wish to share what they have created and how they did it. Join this workshop for inspiration and best practices for creating a life filled with well-being.

February 9, 2018

Topic: Getting Hit, Getting Up, and Moving Beyond—Keys to Re-empowerment for Survivors of TBI

Speaker: Joanne Cohen, CTAT, LLC

Please join us to gain a sense of motivation, inspiration, and to obtain thirteen re-empowerment tools presented by someone who has been touched by multiple TBI incidents. Our speaker was in a car accident twenty five years ago while vacationing in the Bahamas. This changed her life forever – she was unable to walk and a year later discovered many of her personal challenges were due to a TBI. In 2014 she was rear-ended three times and experienced two more TBIs. Joanne has overcome many obstacles and exceeded the medical diagnosis, leading to a remarkable and inspirational story and recovery. The purpose of this presentation is to focus on ABILITY rather than DISability, and to demonstrate and encourage commitment to living one’s life to the fullest and the “new and different you.”

March 9, 2018

Topic: Disclosure

Speaker: Gayann Brandenburg, CTAT, LLC

Whether one is in a social or a professional setting, the decision whether or not to disclose a brain injury (or any disability) is always personal and can change based on the particulars of the situation. With an emphasis on employment settings but applicable everywhere, this session will explore the advantages and disadvantages of disclosure, will examine the when-how-why factors influencing disclosure, and will offer suggestions to remove the fear associated with disclosure. Learn to compose yourself as you disclose yourself!

April 13, 2018 

Topic: Brain Injury Treatment Panel

Please come and participate in a conversation with our presenters who will discuss a variety of different treatments for individuals who have experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Join us to hear what they have to say and bring your questions to ask too!

May 11, 2018 

Topic: Beyond Surviving: Fatigue & Energy Management

Speaker: Joanne Cohen, CTAT, LLC

Unleash the power of the new you with this informative training on options to manage fatigue and ways to increase your energy. This training will cover information specific to brain injury and energy.

June 8, 2018

Topic: Brain Foods & Nutrition Tips for TBI Survivors – Eat to Thrive

Speaker: Joanne Cohen, CTAT, LLC

A healthy diet during the recovery from a brain injury is important and beneficial. It is recommended by experts to eat healthy foods to help the brain function as effectively and efficiently as possible. What are the recommended “brain foods?” What foods can we choose to avoid and why? Learn how to help yourself, wisely fuel your body, and make healthy choices to improve memory, recall, and energy. Samples of some brain foods will be available at this session for you to enjoy!