MS Brain Injury Survivors

Their story, in their words, with their voice. 

To view:  click/ tap on the photo or either social media icon following the introduction

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    TBI - SCI Survivor

    Mr. Johnny McGinn

    Johnny is the Executive Director of the MS Client Assistance Program (CAP).   His courage, leadership and participation with our BIAMS support group and program events brings much hope, and courage to his fellow survivors. 

    Click/ tap on the photo or social media icons below to view the video:

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    Multiple TBI survivor -  Vehicular Accidents

    Ms. Amber Dooley

    Amber is a very courageous young lady who has survived two traumatic brain injuries.  She sustained her first TBI at age 9 in a motor vehicle accident and from which she was not expected to survive.   She brightens the support group during each meeting,  and her story is relatable and very powerful.  Click/ tap on the photo or social media icons below to view the video:

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    TBI Survivor

    Mr. Tony Henning

    Tony is a brain injury survivor who lives on the MS Gulf Coast. He works out every week with the hope of regaining more physical strength, and independence.    He is enjoying the camaraderie in the support group meetings and encouragement offered by fellow survivors.  Click/ tap on the photo or social media icons below to view the video:

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    Multiple ABI - Stroke Survivor

    Ms. Stephanie Butler-Morris

    Stephanie is a constant source of encouragement and hope for fellow survivors.  She's overcome so many challenges and is a very gracious, sweet soul.  Click/ tap on the photo or social media icons below to view the video: 

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    Parents and Caregivers

    Terri and Phil Galloway

    Terri and Phil are caregivers for their daughter Jill.   Jill, who was critically injured in a vehicle accident at six years of age.  The impact on parents and loved ones due to brain injury could not be expressed more clearly by Terri and Phil in their video. Click/ tap on the photo or social media icons below to view the video:

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    TBI - Skull Fractures and SCI

    Ms. Kim Logan

    Kim has an amazing story of survival.  While getting archive files at work, she fell 15 feet through the ceiling, with her right side and skull taking the impact.  To look at her you would never know she is a 15-year survivor.   She helped form and continues to facilitate the Brain Injury Support Group in Hattiesburg, MS.  Click/ tap on the photo or social media icons below to view the video:   

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    Brain Injury from Severe Infection

    Mr. Will Parker

    Will is a 16-year survivor, with one heck of a story to tell.  Prior to his injury Will was a highly efficient computer programmer and analyst.   After his injury, nothing seemed to help until he received a cutting edge implant - (RNSU) - a Responsive Neuro Stimulation Unit in California at Stanford.  RNSU detects and stops seizures.   Will is always a beacon of light and hope for other survivors and emphasizes how other support group members, group activities provided by the BIAMS impact his happiness, and well being.  Click/ tap on the photo or social media icons below to view the video:

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    Executive Director Brain Injury Association of MS - and Caregiver for her Mother - a TBI and Stroke Survivor

    Ms. Lee Moss

    Lee shares her personal experience as a caregiver for her mother.  She also explains the mission of the statewide Association - the services they provide and tremendous impact the BIAMS makes in the lives of survivors and caregivers.  Click/ tap on the photo or social media icons below to view the video:

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    Mr. Ladarius Washington

    One of our Jackson Support Group’s most active and positive members is Ladarius Washington. Ladarius, like many of our survivors, could have had a much different, even fatal, outcome. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in his junior year of high school. Luckily, the doctors were able to remove it, and he graduated from high school and went on to college. Ironically, his parents saw a sign for a BIAMS support group meeting while Ladarius was still in St. Dominic’s and attended. They’ve all been a part of our brain injury family ever since. Ladarius wants to take his experience and help others now by being a motivational speaker!  Click/ tap on the photo or social media icons below to view the video:

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If you know a Mississippi brain injury survivor who would be interested in sharing their story in

the future, please encourage them to contact Lee Moss, Executive Director of the BIAM.

We will be sharing more videos throughout the month of March and beyond.

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