Welcome!

Looking to reinvent yourself after a traumatic brain injury? We're an online lifeline and resource connector. This has been my vision ever since a young woman ran a stop sign and sent my car tumbling end-over-end.

This website allows us to share our research, resources, and stories with each other. We're glad you are here!


You're Invited

You are not alone. We're there for each other. As our videos show, our support groups are tremendously helpful in allowing us to hear what works for others, and also to discuss the things that are difficult.

We cover current topics about brain injury, cutting-edge research about concussion and stroke, and we discuss what's currently available to us in our recovery. We address the issues of survivors, caregivers, family, and friends.

Join us at Claremont Place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. It's free. We'd love to meet you!


Next Events

Thursday, June 22 - Claremont Stroke Support Group - Pomona Valley Health Center, 10:00 am

Tuesday, June 27 - Claremont Place TBI Support Group - Claremont Place, 6:30 pm

Saturday, July 4 - Victorville Support Group with Brainstorming 4 Us - Sterling Inn, 12:00 pm


Latest Updates

Flip flops Its summertime! That conjures up visions of bathing suits and barbecues, tall glasses of lemonade and just kicking back. If you've got some time during the long hot months, join us at one of our monthly meetings for fellowship, sharing, and air conditioning!

Visit our Events page to see where our group can be found, or please reach out to us for a friendly email on our Contact Us page.

Email Us if you have an event to share.


Claremont Place Now Twice a Month
Double your pleasure! Our helpful monthly meetings at Claremont Place are now taking place twice a month! Every second and fourth Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, join us at this welcoming and beautiful facility to discuss coping strategies, share stories, and support each other on our ongoing journeys.


Our Resources page contains many listings we have found helpful. From medical centers to massage, in-home care to brain boosting techniques, please make use of these great opportunities. Email Us if you have a resource to share with others!


Chicken Soup for the Soul - Book Cover Inspiration for Recovery in 101 Doses
Celeste is honored to be one of the 101 people who were asked to share their brain injury journeys in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work.

To buy the book, call Celeste at (909) 260-0890 or send her an email. The price is $15 + shipping and handling.

Proceeds from purchases made through Celeste go directly to our non-profit, Bridging the Gap. Your purchase will help us share our resources with other TBI survivors!


Donations Welcome!
Your kind donation makes
sharing our resources possible!


If you would like to contribute to the Susan Reis Carroll Memorial, please make a note of it in your donation. Susan was a TBI survivor and a member of our community.

Welcome from Celeste Palmer
Founder and TBI Survivor


Fundraiser at the dA Center for the Arts
April Fundraiser now on Video
Watch as poetry and art become tools for crisis in a joint fundraiser held by Bridging the Gap and the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona.


Danny Blanco during his video interview
Our Stories - Video Edition!
We're so proud to present ourselves telling our own stories, live on video.


To the future!
Holiday Happiness Strategies
Tips for keeping spirits bright all year long



My Happiness Project
Celeste speaks about our pursuit of happiness


Celeste and Judith at booksigning event
Celeste's Journey
Sharing her adventures at a booksigning event



Our Gang at a recent meeting
Bridging the Gap is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Logo designed by Danny Blanco
danny_blanco@yahoo.com