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We are the key to our own recoveries!

About Us

Alison Bonds Shapiro

In 2002, at the age of 55, Alison Bonds Shapiro suffered 2 devastating and nearly fatal brain stem strokes, 24 hours apart. In the course of her remarkable recovery, Alison discovered what she did could and would have a profound impact on the course of that recovery. She came to understand this simple truth: It’s not what happens to us that makes the difference. It’s how we deal with what happens to us that will determine the rest of our lives.

Rita Martin

Rita is a licensed acupuncturist and a Certified Acutonics Practitioner. Acutonics is a form of treatment based on the principles of acupuncture that includes the use of sound rather than needles to stimulate acupuncture points. It is non-invasive, not painful and superbly effective.

Rita and Alison

Video & Audio Resources

In 2009, Alison co-produced the DVD What now? Sharing Brain Recovery Lessons. This video is used across the world to help survivors and family members reframe their ideas of recovery, build hope and begin to understand what is possible.
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