• Chris Lieberman announces Brain Injury Recovery Foundation and fundraiser

    By: Ryan Love


    TULSA, Okla. - Organizers came together Wednesday to announce the creation of the Brain Injury Recovery Foundation and an accompanying fundraiser.

    Chris Lieberman -- founder of the Williams Route 66 Marathon and Center of the Universe Festival -- announced the foundation with its co-founder Kim Hann in downtown Tulsa Wednesday morning.

    "The Brain Injury Recovery Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to support those that have suffered from neurological injuries such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury, as well as their families and caregivers."

    Lieberman suffered a severe traumatic brain injury after a fall at the Route 66 Marathon warehouse on March 8, 2016.

    Hann took Lieberman around the county for several surgeries and treatments that were not available to him in Oklahoma.

    “This injury has changed my life. My priorities and goals are now very different than they were before my accident. Kim and I learned and talked about a world of opportunities and options, but it didn't take long for us to realize how passionate we were about founding a nonprofit organization to help individuals who have suffered from neurological injuries," - Chris Lieberman

    Lieberman spent the last three years recovering from his injury with out-of-state treatments and has traveled to a Dallas recovery center every week since September 2018.

    He can now walk without the assistance of a cane or wheelchair.

    The Brain Injury Recovery Foundation plans to build an activity-based walking clinic in Tulsa which would be the first of its kind in Oklahoma.

    For more information visit the foundation's website here.

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