Survivor Series

The 2019 Brain Injury (BI)

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.

Registration information and forms will be sent out later, and for now please save the dates on your calendar, your smart phone, post on your fridge or bulletin board, whatever works so you don’t miss out on attending the 2019 Survivor Series!!


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

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.

Additional sessions are scheduled for July 12, August 9, September 13 and October 11 2019. Stay tuned for more information.

All sessions will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month. February-May are funded by Spalding Hospital Volunteer Association and June will be funded by Dr. Steve and Debbie Cohen. March is funded by Spalding AND O.T. Plus. The Colorado Grand is funding June – September.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.

The 2019 Brain Injury (BI) Survivor Series

Download Flyer & Registration Form Online Registration