Press & Media
  • Reflections From a Man Acquainted With Grief
    Date Released: Monday, February 15, 2016

    "Recently, I made a lovely connection through LinkedIn with a unique man named Dave Roberts, who is an educator at several Upstate NY colleges. He also specializes as a writer and counselor for the beareaved and those who suffer with addiction. I had the chance to interview him, and this is what he had to share."

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  • Guiding Others With the Map They Made
    Date Released: January 2016

    "The brain injury community is a tight-knit group. Nowhere is this more apparent that at brain injury support group meetings. Every month in Arizona rooms fill with strangers whose lives are forever altered, all of whom share an experience that, though common among all participants, is perversely unique for each member, too. As the saying goes, “If you’ve seen one brain injury, you’ve seen one brain injury.”"

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  • Utica College Alum Uses Experiences to Talk About Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Date Released: Thursday, October 25, 2012 

    A Utica College alum returned to campus on Thursday to address students where he sat nearly 30 years ago.

    Class of '83 graduate Christopher Hotaling suffered a traumatic brain injury 13 years ago when a steel door struck him in the head while he was evacuating a burning building. His condition worsened before a doctor finally determined he'd suffered a traumatic brain injury. The road to recovery was a long one, with more than a year of rehabilitation and small challenges that still present themselves to this day.

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  • Authors, Alumni Return to Utica College: Presentation About Living With Brain Injuries
    Date Released: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 

    When Utica College alumni Chris and Amy Hotaling were thinking about their future after college, they certainly didn’t have a brain injury in mind. After Chris’s injury in 1999, their lives would change drastically.

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  • HealthSouth Valley of the Sun attends the Starlight Safari
    Date Released: Thursday, May 01, 2008 

    The Brain Injury Association held the Starlight Safari at the Phoenix Zoo on March 15.

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  • Brain Injury Changes Life Forever
    Date Released: Thursday, March 01, 2007 

    It isn’t what happens to you in life, but what you do with it that is important, Chris Hotaling said. He will always remember Oct. 22, 1999 as the day that changed his life forever. “It was just a routine day,” Chris said. “I said good-bye to my wife, Amy, and got on the bus. On nice days, I would walk the mile-and-a-half to Martin Luther King High School in New York City. I stopped and got a bagel and checked my mail.”

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