A place for people to raise awareness and support for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury and those who support them
On April 4, 2006, at the age of 23, I crashed in a professional bicycle race. The subsequent effects led me to endure a coma, substantial bodily damage, and a traumatic brain injury. My outlook was bleak. Medical professionals did not know if I would survive, and if I did, what kind of life I would lead. Miraculously I awoke from my coma only to enter a world full of doubt and uncertainty. Now recovered, I have created the Raisin Hope Foundation to help transform hope into knowledge. My goal is threefold:
As a professional cyclist I was known for Raisin Hell, now as a brain injury survivor I ask you to please join me on my quest. It is my dream that, together, we can be known for Raisin Hope for individuals and families affected by brain injuries.
Bare with me as I try to get this information on here without it sounding all jumbled. My memories of the events are still difficult to deal with, and still fuzzy.
My name is SPC Brian Dean and I am a Combat Medic with the CA Army National Guard. In June of 2010, while deployed to the remote area of Musa-Khel in the Khost province of Afghanistan, my platoon came under mortar fire from unknown locations. While at first the incoming didn't seem to be of any…Continue
Come ride with me @ the Alleghany Highlands Cycling Festival to raise awareness and money to fight brain injuries.
The Gran Fondo is a great challenge and on some of the most beautiful roads in the world.
Posted by Saul Raisin on June 27, 2012 at 6:36pm