Welcome!

Looking to reinvent yourself after a traumatic brain injury? We're an online lifeline and resource connector. This has been my vision ever since a young woman ran a stop sign and sent my car tumbling end-over-end.

This website allows us to share our research, resources, and stories with each other. We're glad you are here!


You're Invited

You are not alone. We're there for each other. As our videos show, our support groups are tremendously helpful in allowing us to hear what works for others, and also to discuss the things that are difficult.

We cover current topics about brain injury, cutting-edge research about concussion and stroke, and we discuss what's currently available to us in our recovery. We address the issues of survivors, caregivers, family, and friends.

Join us at Claremont Place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. It's free. We'd love to meet you!


Breaking News

Tony receives his scholarship
Scholarship Given at Citrus College
Nursing student and Army veteran Tony Zarza received a $500 scholarship from Bridging the Gap on August 13! Celeste Palmer and Jeff Willard represented the group and proudly congratulated this young husband and father who is starting the next chapter of his life.

Tony chose to study nursing because nurses meant so much to him in his recovery. We'll have a more in-depth bio on Tony shortly. Citrus College gave $100,000 in scholarships to 287 students, most in the $500 range, at this huge breakfast reception. Congratulations, Tony!

Save the Date!
Cowboy gear Fundraiser BBQ October 8 at 11am

Having awarded our 2016 scholarship, we're looking forward to our 4th Annual Fundraiser to raise money for next year! The kind residents of Mountain Village Senior Apartments are our generous hosts and benefactors of this hoedown, which features a lavish raffle, lunch, and fellowship. Save the date, dust off your cowboy boots, and join us for this delightful event!


Next Events

Tuesday, August 23 - Claremont Place TBI Support Group - Claremont Place, 6:30 pm

Thursday, August 25 - Claremont Stroke Support Group - Pomona Valley Health Center, 10:00 am

Tuesday, August 30 - Claremont Club TBI Support Group - Claremont Club, 6:30 pm

Save the Date! Saturday, October 8 - 4th Annual Bridging the Gap Fundraiser BBQ - Mountain Village Senior Apts, 11:00 am


Latest Updates

Orange and red hibiscus flower Welcome, Summer! It's a time to catch up with friends, for lazy days when we remember to stop and smell the BBQ. Don't forget to keep in touch — we'd love to hear about all your summertime happenings.

Visit our Events page to see where our group can be found, or please reach out to us for a friendly email on our Contact Us page.

Email Us if you have an event to share.


Claremont Place Now Twice a Month
Double your pleasure! Our helpful monthly meetings at Claremont Place are now taking place twice a month! Every second and fourth Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, join us at this welcoming and beautiful facility to discuss coping strategies, share stories, and support each other on our ongoing journeys.


Our Resources page contains many listings we have found helpful. From medical centers to massage, in-home care to brain boosting techniques, please make use of these great opportunities. Email Us if you have a resource to share with others!



Welcome from Celeste Palmer
Founder and TBI Survivor


To the future!
Holiday Happiness Strategies
Tips for keeping spirits bright all year long



My Happiness Project
Celeste speaks about our pursuit of happiness


Celeste and Judith at booksigning event
Celeste's Journey
Sharing her adventures at a booksigning event


Danny Blanco during his video interview
Our Stories - Video Edition!
We're so proud to present ourselves telling our own stories, live on video.


Donations Welcome!
Your kind donation makes
sharing our resources possible!


If you would like to contribute to the Susan Reis Carroll Memorial, please make a note of it in your donation. Susan was a TBI survivor and a member of our community.



Casa Colina Gait Study
A research study is happening at Casa Colina evaluating "Smart Socks" Gait Monitoring System. If you are interested in taking part, please check out the study flier for more info.


Chicken Soup for the Soul - Book Cover Hot Off the Presses!
Celeste is honored to be one of the 101 people who were asked to share their brain injury journeys in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work.

To buy the book, call Celeste at (909) 260-0890 or send her an email. The price is $15 + shipping and handling.

Proceeds from purchases made through Celeste go directly to our non-profit, Bridging the Gap. Your purchase will help us share our resources with other TBI survivors!






Our Gang at a recent meeting
Bridging the Gap is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Logo designed by Danny Blanco
danny_blanco@yahoo.com