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Within the first five days, we offer immediate financial support to the family or loved ones of the person in the ICU in the amount of $200.00 for expenses such as room and board, meals, transportation, child care, etc. We will then work with the family to offer other financial help according to their immediate needs for household expenses, bill payments.
When the time is right for you complete the intake form and a representative will contact you to discuss your situation.
This is my personal story...
Our organization was founded when my personal life experience showed me the great need, and the great generosity in my community.
My lovely wife was in a horrific car accident a few years ago. For the first three days the whole world stopped for me and my family, and we were completely focused on her survival.
Those days were spent, much of it on our knees praying, in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. It was about the third day after the accident, and my daughter and I went home to get a change of clothes, and check on our pets.
At 8:00 pm we heard a knock on the door...
When I opened the door, there stood the pastor of a local church, who handed me a check and said, "Let us know if you need anything more." We were not members of that church; they reached out because we were neighbors, and I couldn't hold the tears back. I gave him a big - I mean a BIG, hug and thanked him.
This generosity continued through the first five days or so, as we were blessed beyond measure by people – family, friends, and strangers who reached out to help us. Many asked what we needed, but that felt like a question impossible to answer because all we needed and wanted was for my wife, the mother of my children, and sister, auntie, and friend of many, to survive.
Michael Puffer, the President and Founder of the TABI (Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury) Oasis developed the concept from his personal experience through his own Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and most importantly a severe TBI suffered by his loving wife Maria. His mission is to help and assist others who have experienced a similar trauma.
As a nonprofit, we need ongoing financial support from businesses, organizations, and community members just like you. Your generous donation, of any size, will be appreciated by every family we are able to help. One person can make a difference!