Raisin Hope Foundation

Raisin' hope for survivors of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury

A place for people to raise awareness and support for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury and those who support them

Donate Now!

Now accepting donations ONLINE!

RaisinHope is a Nonprofit 501C3

Click the button to support Raisin Hope!

Raisin Hope

When Saul awoke from his coma, he told his friends and family that if ever lived a normal life again, he would devote himself to helping others get through what he did. Thus began the Raisin Hope Foundation. This site is dedicated to helping others who, like Saul, are recovering from TBI, or like Saul's parents, are helping someone else recover. We welcome and encourage you to join this site and post your story, ask questions or share info on the forum to help others affected by TBI.


Latest Activity

Barry Burr replied to Saul Raisin's discussion Social Problems after a Brain Injury
"Yes, people can be so mean sometimes.  They don't get what you're struggling to recover from on the inside because you can look fine and normal on the outside most of the time.  It got really hurtful at times when I was doing my…"
Mar 16
Dan Finley is now a member of Raisin Hope Foundation
Mar 13
Tracey is now a member of Raisin Hope Foundation
Mar 8
Alex Bish is now a member of Raisin Hope Foundation
Mar 6
Frank Hoppen replied to Saul Raisin's discussion Social Problems after a Brain Injury
"One friend is normal as it was before, but many, i have a short stay. Too loud, too fast talking, too much of everything. We avoid inside restaurants and go only into one which does have an outside seating. Being inside is good for little but it is…"
Feb 27
David Demery replied to Saul Raisin's discussion Social Problems after a Brain Injury
"I have social problems because other than social media like Facebook I really don't have any friends.  Other than family.  So it is hard to meet people.  I always feel like conversations are at a loss because I feel like I have…"
Feb 27
David Demery replied to Saul Raisin's discussion Social Problems after a Brain Injury
Feb 27
Saul Raisin's discussion was featured

Social Problems after a Brain Injury

Have you or anyone you know had social problems after a brain injury?Problems like:Making friendsMeeting new peopleConversational difficultiesSelf expressionIf so, please share how you overcame these difficulties.See More
Feb 25

The Raisin Hope Foundation is a 501C3

Saul Raisin: Raisin Hope

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:

  1. Raise funding to support brain injury research
  2. Connect individuals and families whose lives have been affected by a brain injury with support and information regarding medical, physical, and emotional recovery
  3. Promote public awareness and understanding of people with disability as a result of brain injury.

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.



Social Problems after a Brain Injury 4 Replies

Started by Saul Raisin. Last reply by Barry Burr Mar 16.

Memory Problems??? 3 Replies

Started by Saul Raisin. Last reply by Mike Heikes Feb 18.


  • Add Photos
  • View All

Blog Posts

A little about me and my injury...


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…


Posted by Brian Dean on October 14, 2012 at 7:51pm — 3 Comments

Alleghany Highlands Cycling Festival

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


  • Add Videos
  • View All

Online Donations!!

The Raisin Hope Foundation has the ability to accept donations ONLINE! Help Saul and his Raisin Hope Foundation raise money to support organizations that help TBI patients and families through research, counseling, therapy, awareness and general support. To Donate, click on the "Donate" button in the Raisin Hope! donation box on the right or left column of this site (also in the left column of the old site). This will take you to a secure site for payment run by PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to donate, it will accept Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, and DiscoverCard credit or debit accounts as well. Donations are tax deductible as the Raisin Hope Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit (consult your tax adviser for details), and you will get an automated receipt when you donate.

The Raisin Hope Foundation is a 501C3

The Raisin Hope Foundation is a 501C3

Donate Today!

Please help raise funding for the Raisin Hope Foundation!

The RaisinHope foundation is a Nonprofit 501C3.

Donate On Line above, or Send tax deductible check/money order to:

Raisin Hope Foundation,
2101 Coventry, Dalton, Ga 30720 USA



© 2015   Created by Raisin Hope.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service