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19th Annual Auction Gala A Resounding Success

SBI's 19th Annual Auction Gala A Resounding Success -- With the Possibility of More Funds To Come! 

Please read on to see how....

Four hundred guests joined the fun and friendly bidding at
SBI's 19th Annual Auction Gala, March 7, 2015,
at Villa Ragusa in Campbell, making it a success by all measures. 

Thank you to all our Gala guests for their support and generosity! 

The sports-themed party added competitive merriment
as bidders sparred over exciting and exotic silent and
live auction items. 

Speakers included Pre-Vocational client Kristin McCollum, who was featured last Christmas on the front page of the San Jose Mercury News.  Kristin spoke of her rehabilitation from a severe brain injury from which ninety percent of victims never regain consciousness.  Her talk, enabled by her hard work in intensive speech therapy, garnered a standing ovation from the packed ballroom, leaving many teary-eyed.  She was followed by former San Francisco 49er George Visger who spoke of the devastating consequences of his multiple concussions and what this type of repetitive brain injury means for the future of football.

While this year's generous Gala supporters made SBI the ultimate winner, we still have $2,000 to go to meet the special, $20,000 match promised by two, caring, anonymous donors.  Every dollar helps to deliver important rehabilitation services directly to clients in need like Kristin, so please give what you can by clicking on the following link:

Thank you again to all our Gala guests for their unsparing donations and ongoing support. Â

Touchstones Support Group: Meets Every Wednesday -- Open To Anyone Touched By Brain Injury

Wednesday evenings, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at
Services For Brain Injury
60 Daggett Drive, San Jose

Please click this linf for map of our location.

A support group for people with brain injuries and those who care for them facilitated by a clinical psychologist. Please click to read more...

SBI Receives Grant From Rotary Club of Saratoga

Bruce Hodgin (left) and John Palladino (right) from the Rotary Club of Saratoga, present Angela Lucero, SBI's Director of Employment Services, and Executive Director Christine Camara with a check for laptops and computers. SBI will use this equipment to help place people back to work.

Kenpo Martial Arts for Improvement After Brain Injury

A twelve-week, pilot study of Kenpo martial arts was conducted at SBI. The Kenpo study was designed for people with brain injuries who use a wheelchair to improve gross motor skills while reducing fear of falling. It was led by Kenpo Master Ted Sumner, a 9th Degree Black Belt and owner of San Jose Kenpo. The results were dramtic as evidenced by this video.

Please click to read more.

Join SBI for the Walk For Brain Injury to Support Awareness, Research and Programming

SBI is partnering with the Rehabilitation Research Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (RRC) and the City of San Jose Head Injury Recreation & Leisure Network (HIRLN) for the Seventh Annual 2014 Walk For Brain Injury.

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