BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE NEW MEXICO WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1984 TO HELP EDUCATE PERSONS LIVING WITH BRAIN INJURY AND THEIR LOVED ONES ABOUT BRAIN INJURY AND TO PROVIDE RESOURCES TO HELP COPE WITH THE EFFECTS OF BRAIN INJURY.
With our headquarters in Albuquerque, we provide services and support to those living with brain injury, their families, and medical professionals.
Through individualized care, support groups, community events, and a collection of broader community resources, we strive to provide the resources needed to make living with brain injury or caring for those with brain injuries easier. Visit our resources page by clicking here.
For kids, adults, and professionals, we provide needed information on causes, effects, treatments, recovery, and prevention. Through working with individuals, families, and the community as a whole, we hope to make brain injury better understood, prevented, and treated.
Working for the University of New Mexico, and leading an active life, Melanie sustained a brain injury while riding a mountain bike. She was rushed to the hospital, spending in 3 days in intensive care, and a month in the hospital, where Melanie underwent physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Once home, she continued therapy with Lovelace Rehabilitation Center, and returned to work at UNM on a part-time schedule. In a few months, Melanie was able to resume a full-time work schedule...
In 1992, James was a twenty-four-year-old healthy, athletic outdoorsman, recently married (1 ½ Years). He was a first-year law student, living in Southern California, just having moved from his home state. While in law school, James experienced a series of strange neurological symptoms, such as headaches, balance problems, and double vision. He was diagnosed with a golf-ball-size benign tumor in the center of his brain. The required treatment was immediate hospitalization, medication, and surgical removal. There were complications within the surgery, involving severe bleeding within the brain directly resulting from the tumor removal - resulting in near death, a two-month coma, four-month hospitalization, extended rehabilitation, and permanent physical disability...