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!

Next Events

Wednesday, December 2 - Casa Colina TBI Support Group - Casa Colina Hospital Classroom, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, December 8 - Claremont Place TBI Support Group - Claremont Place, 6:30 pm, featuring potluck sweet treats for our Holiday Social!

Thursday, December 10 - Stroke Support Group - Pomona Valley Health Center, 10:00 am

Saturday, December 12 - Orange County Support Group with Brainstorming 4 Us - HealthBridge Children's Hospital in Tustin, 1:00 pm

Go to Calendar for More Events and Info

Latest Updates

Falling leaves The shorter days of fall are in the air, and it's a great time to gather together. 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.

Casa Colina Gait Study A new research study is happening at Casa Colina evaluating "Smart Socks" Gait Monitoring System. If you are interested in taking part, please check out the study flier for more info.

Our Charity Potluck was a Great Success! A great hoe-down was had by all at this 3rd annual bbq and fundraiser. We raised $1,500 for support groups, scholarships, and other resources! Thank you again to Susan and all the generous people at Mountain Village Senior Apartments for taking us under your wing. See the highlight video on our Events page.

Terrific Turnout at Mt. Sac Celeste's audience at the Mt. Sac Foundation on October 26 was warmly received. The audience included students, faculty, administrators, and foundation members. Some attendees were brain injury survivors themselves, who had questions and concerns about their recovery. Celeste answered them all with her special blend of kind humor and matter-of-fact compassion. We hope to see some of you at our support groups, so please call Celeste at (909) 260-0980 if you'd like more info. Watch the highlight reel on our Events page.

Chicken Soup for the Soul - Book Cover Hot Off the Presses! 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!

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!

Calendar Events through February, 2016 -
Come to one of our informative and helpful monthly meetings! The calendar is in the upper right on the Forum pages, and shows as a little grid.
Email Us if you have an event to share.

Welcome from Celeste Palmer
Founder and TBI Survivor

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

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

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

Logo designed by Danny Blanco