The 2019 Brain Injury Survivor Series

Please join the Brain Injury Hope Foundation (BIHF) for another year of exciting, interactive, SURVIVOR SERIES designed just for YOU!

We explore ways to achieve a better life for people with BI and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). These sessions will help you accomplish your definition of success. Spouses, family, friends, and professionals who serve the BI community are welcome AND other communities (ABI, Stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, etc.) are welcome too.

Please register separately for each event: online; fax to (303)904-1725; scan or photo and email to; or mail to BIHF, 6732 West Coal Mine Ave, Suite 227, Littleton, CO 80123

Online Registration


West Metro Fire Rescue Training and Event Center, 3535 S Kipling Street, Lakewood, CO 80235

(If you were unable to attend any of the past sessions below, please click here to read a synopsis/blog about the event.)

February 8, 2019 – Demystifying Relationships, Communication, and Intimacy after a Brain Injury, Presenters: Dr. Ricardo Esparza and Dr. Mary Ann Keatley.

March 8, 2019 – Surviving to Thriving Panel: Overcoming Obstacles to Create a Better Life and a New Normal, Panel facilitated by Joanne Cohen; Panelists: William Inman, Jose Reyes, Sheila Ivy Traister, Doris Sanders and others.

April 12, 2019 – Navigating the Benefits System Panel, Panel facilitated by Gayann Brandenburg; Panelists: TBD

May 10, 2019 – Brain Injury Treatment Panel, Panel facilitated by Joanne Cohen; Panelist: Carly Rossi, St. Anthony’s Hospital; Kristi Staniszewski, O.T. Plus and others, TBD

June 14, 2019 – New Book Celebration: Getting Hit, Getting Up, and Moving Beyond – My Journey Through Brain Injury, Panel facilitated by Joanne Cohen; Panelist: Keren Kilgore, Rebecca Albano and Rita Coalson.

July 12, 2019 – Remembering us—Turning Pain Into Art, Panel facilitated by Joanne Cohen; Panelists Scott Takeda and Lori Allred.

August 9, 2019 – Employment Solutions Roundtable, facilitated by Gayann Brandenburg

September 13, 2019 – The Benefits of Counseling Following a Traumatic Brain Injury, Panel facilitated by Joanne Cohen; Panelists include Ricardo Esparza, Ph.D, PLLC,  Joan Laub, Ph.D, and others, TBD

October 11, 2019 – TBD

All sessions will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month, February-October, 2019. Our Survivor Series has multiple full and partial funders:

  • Spalding Hospital Volunteer Association
  • Dr. Steve and Debbie Cohen
  • The Colorado Grand
  • Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation
  • Denver/Cherry Creek Rotary Club
  • O.T. Plus
  • Centennial Rotary Club

All sessions are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch begins at noon.

Registration is free and lunch will be provided by Biscuits and Berries!

The West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center Site Map (see attached flyer) shows Kipling Street and the West Hampden Ave Frontage (service) Road. Please note the green arrows as these are the signalized intersection. Participants can enter there from north or southbound Kipling and drive around the west side of Fire Station 10, to park between the station and the training center.

Download Flyer & Registration Form