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Life Beyond Brain Injury

One Survivor's Journey
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"Every day, 153 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI, but with treatment, patients can make significant recoveries"

- Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017

Meet Tom

Critically injured during a chiropractic appointment and misdiagnosed by an ER doctor, Tom nearly died from a traumatic brain injury. The health care and justice systems failed Tom, but his survival inspired him to improve awareness while raising funds to rebuild his own life.


Life Beyond Brain Injury was created by UW-Whitewater students and alums. The organization was launched with a stated mission of creating awareness and raising funds to offset the massive medical expenses from Hapka's brain injury.

Life Beyond Brain Injury hosted Brain Injury Policy Day 2019 featuring state lawmakers

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Tom's Troops: Whiskey Ranch

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Whiskey Ranch - Hwy 14 & 11, Delavan, WI

Stop by to win 50/50 cash raffles, a Green Bay Packer team football, a UW-Whitewater football helmet, and more!

Up to 60% of brain injuries in the United States go undiagnosed according to the journal Health & Social Work.


Tom was misdiagnosed twice in two days and nearly died.

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We are a community organization that supports local brain injury survivor Tom Hapka and raises awareness about traumatic brain injuries.

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