Hope After Head Injury exists to provide hope, community, support, encouragement, education, and awareness for brain injury.
Created by TBI survivor and advocate Cristabelle Braden, Hope After Head Injury is here to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. We understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. It's overwhelming when you’re stuck in the middle of confusion, you feel like nobody understands, and you don’t know what to do. But you don’t have to fight this battle alone. There are millions of people that have experienced brain injury and understand what you are going through.
Get connected and be encouraged - you are not alone!
⭐️ Cristabelle Braden was recognized as the Winner of the 2020 Council on Brain Injury Individual Award for leadership and dedication in the field of brain injury
⭐️ Hope After Head Injury was recognized as the winner of the 2017 Organization Award from the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania
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Many brain injury survivors have trouble leaving the house or attending a support group due to fatigue and overstimulation. Through social media, Hope After Head Injury enters the survivor’s “world”, wherever they are, and brings much needed support, hope, and social interaction by connecting survivors and caregivers with others who understand the daily struggles and can offer encouragement, ideas, and resources.
The heartbeat of Hope After Head Injury lives in the active online community of survivors and caregivers; each with a story, and each with a willingness to share compassion, kindness, and hope.
Hope After Head Injury began simply as a social media page centered on hope for brain injury survivors, started in 2012 by TBI survivor Cristabelle Braden. It has since organically grown into an active, vibrant online community of thousands of survivors and caregivers.
The community grew as founder and survivor Cristabelle Braden gained a following for her video blogs, where she candidly speaks about the daily struggle of life with brain injury, her beautiful message of hope written into original music (Hope Survives), and her gift to grow and foster relationships and connection between survivors and caregivers. She began to receive invitations to bring the message of Hope After Head Injury to brain injury conferences, support groups, and rehab centers, and has travelled all over the country speaking, singing, and spreading brain injury awareness.
Cristabelle is now a respected advocate in the brain injury community. She is a new member of the Board of Directors for the Council on Brain Injury and a sought after speaker for keynote presentations at brain injury conferences.
*Hope After Head Injury does not provide medical diagnosis or treatment. The content on Hope After Head Injury is not to be taken instead of medical advice, and we strongly encourage you to see a doctor. Everything posted on this website and the Hope After Head Injury social media is the intellectual property of Hope After Head Injury, and is covered under copyright law.