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!


Happy and Peaceful Holidays
Snow globe I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
— Oliver Herford

Welcome to the end of 2018, a time to take stock, reconnect with what is important, and enjoy the quiet beauty around you.


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 6:00 pm. It's free. We'd love to meet you!


Tuesday, December 11
Claremont Place TBI Support Group

Claremont Place
Separate Meetings for Survivors and Caregivers at 6:00 pm
Regular Meeting All Together at 6:30 pm
Click here for a map
Our last meeting of 2018. Let's have our traditional POTLUCK. Bring a dish to share or most importantly YOuRsELF!

Thursday, December 13
Claremont Stroke Support Group

Pomona Valley Health Center, 10:00 am
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Tuesday, December 18
Hillcrest Support Group

Hillcrest Retirement Community, 6:00 pm
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Latest Updates

Cowboy Boots and Daisies Thank You One and All!
Over $3,000 Was Raised!

Our 6th Annual BBQ and Charity Event on October 13th was a Smashing Success!
The funds raised allow us to continue the tradition of our annual scholarship to a student veteran, adding to our website resources to encourage our fellow survivors and friends, outreach into talks and support groups! Donations were still coming in even after the day of the event!


TBI and Visual Consequences Podcast — August, 2018
Celeste Palmer Celeste was a guest on neuro-optometrist Dr. Doug Stephey's "Move, Look, and Listen" podcast, with host Tim Edwards. This audio is a mind-boggling "look" at how the brain and vision interact in so many fundamental ways.



Gentle Intro to TBI: Celeste on the Radio — July 26, 2018
Terry Smith's radio show screenshot Our own Celeste was a guest on Brain Injury Radio with Terry Smith! She gave a wonderful introduction to the world of traumatic brain injury, shared her personal experiences, and offered some great tips on how to venture forward and find help. (Note: Celeste's segment runs from 19:40 to 56:48 minutes)
Listen on Terry's Website


Chicken Soup for the Soul - Book Cover Inspiration for Recovery in 101 Doses
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!


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, join us at this welcoming and beautiful facility to discuss coping strategies, share stories, and support each other on our ongoing journeys. From 6:00 to 6:30, we break into two groups, Survivors and Caregivers. Then from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, we all meet together.


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.

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


Martin McLeod speaks at our meeting
Chiropractor Martin McLeod Video on Successful Living
This dynamic speaker makes sense of getting to know your body and emotions, how doctors and patients should communicate, and how diet can be the key to everything.


2018 Fundraiser at Mountain Village
2018 Fundraiser now on Video
Our 6th annual fundraiser at Mountain Village Senior Apartments was a rip-roaring success! Donations increased, as they have every year! Thank you, supporters! You are our angels.


Krista Von Stetten during her video interview
Our Stories - Video Edition!
Catch up with us live on video.


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



My Happiness Project Video
Celeste speaks about our pursuit of happiness


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



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


Tax ID #: 27-1690965.

We appreciate our business donors so very much!
  • Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater
  • Citrus Community College and Haugh Performing Arts Theater
  • Claremont Courier
  • Espiau's Restaurant
  • Human Interface
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Inter Valley Health Plan
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
  • Salt Oasis
  • Stroke Department, PVHMC
  • Tea with Sherry
... and to all the people who give to help us. You allow us to continue the tradition of scholarships to Veterans who are students at Citrus College. You also expand our reach to find and provide resources, education, and advocacy for survivors' families and friends — our gratitude is endless!

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.


We are on Amazon Smile!
Amazon Smile logo When you make a purchase through Amazon Smile and designate "Bridging the Gap Connecting TBI Survivors", we receive a small donation. It's the same as your normal Amazon shopping, but this way Amazon donates to our group. We would greatly appreciate it if you would click here to make us your Amazon Smile charity.



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