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By Toby Dorr from Poems from Prison


A new beginning
A brand new life
The tiny buds
Begin to emerge
Faith, confidence
Self assured,
Happy and at peace

My essence begins to emerge
I stretch to the sky
I reach for the sun
Welcoming new days

My life has begun

Honesty, clarity
Purpose of plan
Determination and joy
The tiny buds
Burst forth in leaf
Meeting the morning dew
A new season in life
A new vision and path

My soul takes wing and soars.

Emerging a poem


The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) is the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children with all types of brain injuries through prevention, advocacy, awareness and education. BIAAZ also houses the Arizona Brain Health Resource Center, a collection of educational information and neuro-specific resources for brain injury survivors, caregivers, family members and professionals.

What began in 1983 as a grassroots effort has grown into a strong statewide presence, providing valuable life-long resources and community support for individuals with all types of brain trauma at no charge.

The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona:

  • Works with Congressional Brain Injury Task Force
  • Houses Arizona Brain Health Resource Center
  • Hosts virtual and in-person support groups for survivors and families
  • Has Statewide Opioid Use Disorder & Cognitive Impairment Response team with peer support, training, and family wraparound services
  • Facilitates Brain Health Advisory Council
  • Manages statewide Help Line: 888-500-9165

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