Holiday TBI Campaign

 Stay tuned for upcoming events as we approach the holiday season. 

 

• Multiple events are being planned for the upcoming holiday season. Please stay tuned for our Green Bay Packer launch and the unveiling of our new TBI awareness commercial.

Imagine losing your football game.

Imagine losing the things you love doing most.
Sporting events. Attending your son or daughter’s school plays or concerts. Enjoying your favorite mall or movie theater. Walking the streets of your favorite downtown.

Imagine losing all of these things in an instant. That’s what happened to Tom.

 

UW-Whitewater students Logan McHone, Andrew Gardner, Starr Lee and Hannah Maes representing Life Beyond Brain Injury in an interview with "Talk Of The Town" on Madison television station Channel 57 - WIFS.

Tom's Story

Tom was a thriving young IT professional about to leave for his dream job in New York. But a last-minute stop at a local chiropractor ended his career and nearly ended his life.

Tom suffered a massive stroke when a chiropractor tore a vital artery in his neck and refused to call an ambulance for more than two hours. When patients became frightened by Tom’s graphic injury and started leaving the clinic, the chiropractor abandoned Tom on the floor, incapacitated, and in the care of a young receptionist with no medical training.

An ER doctor then overlooked the obvious signs of brain trauma, failed to order a brain scan and sent Tom home with a dangerously swollen, bleeding brain. Two days passed and Tom almost died before a large regional medical center finally diagnosed the life-threatening brain injury caused by the chiropractor.

Tom never received a settlement, despite conclusive proof the chiropractor had injured him and the botched ER diagnosis had further jeopardized his life.

The medical expenses caused by Tom’s injury are approaching half a million dollars and he still has major physical impairments that limit his ability to work. This injury financially wiped out Tom and his family, and you can help by making a secure donation at LifeBeyondBrainInjury.org.

Where Your Donation Goes

While many organizations have large overhead costs, donations to Life Beyond Brain Injury go directly to funding essential needs for Tom. Some of these specific needs include:
Physical Therapy
Neuro-Optical rehab
Crisis Fund (to help offset lost wages)
On-Going Neurological Care
Tom’s medical expenses were, and still are immense. The injury also cost him his career. Please join us in helping Tom find his life beyond brain injury.



Thomas Hapka

Thomas Hapka, seen here at UW-Whitewater holding medical scans taken three days after his brain injury.

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