2022 Magical Memories Gala
Las Posas Country Club • Camarillo, CA
October 15, 2022 • 5:30pm
The 20th Annual Fundraiser Supporting the Programs of the Brain Injury Center of Ventura County.
California TBI Needs
California needs our help to properly plan for the needs of TBI Survivors, Caregivers & Professionals
These audience-specific survey links below will provide data on gaps in services and support for people with TBI and their caregivers to improve resource facilitation and coordination statewide.
Read Our Blog
Read our from our collection of over 165 articles, stories, tips, and more from the BIC Blog page to live better with TBI. If you have a story or information you like to contribute to our blog, please contact us and we love to hear it.
- AI Enabled Device Shows Promise for Monitoring Traumatic Brain Injury November 14, 2022
- Concentrating on ‘Golden Hours’ of Care to Improve TBI Outcomes November 7, 2022
- Harnessing the Immune System to Treat TBI October 29, 2022
- A New Approach to Traumatic Brain Injuries Could Revolutionize Diagnosis and Treatment October 20, 2022
- Researchers Discover a Neuroprotective Treatment for Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury October 12, 2022
Help You Through
This Challenging Time
As we adjust to the changes caused by the coronavirus, it's important to keep our health and well-being in mind. See below on videos for social distancing and self-isolation resources. We like to give big thanks to the Brain Injury Association of America for contributing these videos.
Concussion: Hard-Hitting Facts by Elizabeth Pieroth (11:26)
The Ins & Outs of Special Needs Trusts by Wood Law (31:52)
Emotional Impact of Social Distancing and COVID-19 by Theo Tsaousides, Ph.D. (8:24)
Creating a Routine While You Are Stuck at Home by Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Ph.D. (14:21)
Integrating Mindfulness Into Daily Life as a Caregiver by Angelle Sander (9:18)
Combatting Social Isolation in a Time of Social Distancing by Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Ph.D. (5:32)
How to Have Healthy Relationships in the New Normal by Kristen Linton, MSW, Ph.D. (12:05)
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Please RSVP by clicking on the "Register for Event" button below. You may also RSVP by giving us a call at 805-482-1312 or emailing Info@BrainInjuryCenter.org.Read More
An image of a book titled, "A Father's Abundant Love" by Susan Stork with David Wilk.
Brain Injury Survivor Stories
A Father's Abundant Love
Susan Stork was 19 years old and a freshman in college when a near-fatal automobile accident smashed her young body and plunged her into a six-month coma. Only the superb work of several surgeons and her family's unfailing love and attention kept her alive. Sue did miraculous awaken… but found that she was forever changed by a profound and permanent brain injury.
A Father's Abundant Love tells Sue's story from childhood, through her trauma and into years of rehabilitation and adaptation. Very little was known about brain injury in Ventura – or anywhere in the country, for that matter – but Sue's father, David Stork visited Washington, D.C. and Sacramento many times each attempting to encourage legislative action to help people with this major disability.
When not enough was being done, David, his wife Midge and a few other local families founded the Brain Injury Support Group of Ventura County – which later progressed into today's Brain Injury Center. Stories and pictures of those initial days are real highlights of this book, as is their plan for an inspiring future.
Sue Stork was one of the original survivor/members in the Brain Injury Center of Ventura County and author David Wilk served as BIC president for eight years. All proceeds from book sales go to support the Brain Injury Center.