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Jawbones & Sawbones vs. Harlem Wizards

Thanks to our volunteers, players, sponsors, members, and staff, we were able to raise over $45,000 (after expenses) toward the Side by Side Scholarship Fund. That means more than 300 days a person with brain injury can work on their personal goals for recovery, regardless of their ability to pay. We appreciate the community’s support…

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One of the things I enjoy most about the Clubhouse is the generosity of our members. I tell new volunteers that our members will share moving stories of survival and triumph with them and some of them even travel around the city with Cindi talking to groups about their experiences. Others are generous in giving…

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Learning Preparation & Patience at the Clubhouse

I learn something new every day.  I absolutely love coming to the clubhouse.  Looking forward to coming here is wonderful for me.  I prepare the night before for the next day.  For me, I wake up early, prepare myself, and I’m all the way ready when my transportation comes.  Once I get here I get…

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Supporter Spotlight

LLOYD BELL’S LEAD GIFT TO THE SIDE BY SIDE  2020 CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Lloyd Bell of Bell Law Firm, Georgia’s preeminent law firm for victims of medical malpractice, announced his commitment to the Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse’s 2020 Campaign with a lead $20,000 gift in the campaign. Atlanta-based Side by Side is the only…

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What I Get from Side by Side; by Bil

A group of a few dozen people stand and kneel as they smile and wave.

I have found that Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse has made me aware that I am not the only person who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury. I REALLY appreciate the opportunity to participate in something more constructive than sulking by myself being depressed about my present predicament.

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A Day in My Life

A day in my life, as you know it seems very interesting, the life that I lead.  Getting up every morning, taking a shower and don’t forget about brushing the teeth!  I then brush my hair, the little bit I do have, brush the mustache and comb out the beard, don’t let someone have stared at my shoes too long!  Because, I might start to thinking, “I’ve got it going on” something deep for a minute or two.

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A Search to Find My Voice

Hi, I’m Chris, and I am on the search to find my voice.  My voice seemed to disappear at the time of my initial injury, some 2 ½ years ago, and I have been on a continuous search to find it ever since.  My voice is very important to me, and having people, many of whom I am close to, not be able to understand me when I’m speaking is very frustrating. 

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Man's Best Friend- aka We All Need a Little Piece of Home

The news that I could have my dog, Cooley live with me at Spring Creek House, made being nearly 800+ miles away from home a lot easier!  I could bring a piece of home with me back down to Atlanta!  I’ve had Cooley since 2008 when I was a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

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