How YOU Can Help

We're still relatively new, but we've already got big goals for the summer of 2017. Our plans include educational campaigns, public speaking appearances, and fundraisers for survivors and other organizations.

Our first effort is a campaign for brain injury survivor Thomas Hapka. His remarkable story will help raise awareness about multiple aspects of brain injuries (everything from the consequences of missed or late diagnoses to the symptoms and struggles survivors face in their daily lives).


Tom will never be the same person he was just minutes before the injury, but with your support, there is hope for his future! 

Medical Needs

By a conservative estimate, Tom’s medical expenses from his injury have topped $250,000, and he will need more care going forward, including extensive neurological and physical rehab, as well as highly specialized optical rehab to help regulate his visual deficits.

Financial Security

Tom’s brain injury ended his IT career, and he missed out on years of wages. With great effort, Tom managed to hold down some part-time jobs with relatively low wages… nowhere near enough to make up for his sizable lost wages and massive medical expenses.

Immediate Needs

This injury devastated Tom’s family. His elderly parents drained their savings to help provide for his immediate needs, but they have no more resources left. The family’s home could be lost to the county, and Tom needs help to assure his future and keep a roof over his head.

Future Plans

Tom is determined to build a sustainable future for himself and regain his independence. He is a highly skilled writer and hopes to launch a publishing house and generating income through his books. He also wants to become a voice for other brain injury survivors as a professional spokesperson.

How YOU Can Help

Your donation will help Tom rebuild his life and establish a new future. Donations are being accepted via Pay-Pal, by check or money order at our campaign Post Office box, and we’ve also established a fund at Commercial Bank in Whitewater. We welcome your contribution and thank you for helping Tom reclaim his life from this tragic injury.

A Fund For Thomas Hapka
Commercial Bank
200 S. Freemont Street
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190

A Fund For Thomas Hapka
First Citizens State Bank
207 W. Main Street
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190

Life Beyond Brain Injury
P.O. Box 654
Whitewater, Wisconsin, 53190

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