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!


Tuesday, April 17
Hillcrest Support Group

Hillcrest Retirement Community, 6:00 pm
Click here for a map

Tuesday, April 24
Claremont Place TBI Support Group

Claremont Place, 6:30 pm
Click here for a map


Latest Updates

We are on Amazon Smile!
Amazon Smile logo When you make a purchase through Amazon Smile and designate Bridging the Gap, we receive a small donation. It's the same as your normal Amazon shopping, but this way Amazon donates to our group. We would greatly appreciate it if you would click here to make us your Amazon Smile charity.

Spring has Sprung!
Butterfly The changing of the seasons brings changes in us, too. We awaken to find growing things all around us, and a second chance with each new day. Birdsong and blossoms renew our faith in our own abilities to open, to soften. Take a chance this Spring!

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.


2017 Scholarship Recipient Ivan Garrett
Ivan holding his certificate We're thrilled to feature the recipient of our 2017 Citrus College scholarship, Ivan Garrett! More info to come.


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!

Welcome from Celeste Palmer
Founder and TBI Survivor


Krista Von Stetten during her video interview
Our Stories - Video Edition!
New stories - catch up with us live on video.


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


2017 Fundraiser at Mountain Village
October Fundraiser now on Video
Our 2017 fundraiser at Mountain Village Senior Apartments was a rip-roaring success! Donations increased, as they have every year! Thank you, supporters! You are our angels.



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



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.




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

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danny_blanco@yahoo.com