Our Mission

Our mission is to provide brain injury survivors and families with a central hub of better resources, support, and services after they leave the hospital.  We believe in a world where brain injury recovery is personalized, accessible, and complete.

Our Story

Brothers Arlan and Yannick

My brother Arlan is a brain injury survivor.  He fell from a train at the end of 2015 and was kept in a medically-induced coma for three weeks.  When he eventually was woken up, he had lost parts of his memory, was unsteady on his feet, wasn’t able to speak coherently, and had trouble recognizing family members and friends.

 

We were lucky that Pennsylvania, where my parents live, had a program that covered much of his therapy that first year - neuropsychological evaluations, as well as speech, physical, and occupational therapy.  But that support ended after the first year, and we’ve largely had to find our own way since.

Our story is unfortunately all too common.  Anyone who’s suffered or been close to a brain injury has to figure things for out themselves after they leave the hospital.  Brain injury is a long-term struggle for millions of people, but families don’t have enough support after the first few months.

 

I teamed up with two of my brother’s best friends from college, both named George, who had been tremendously supportive throughout my brother’s recovery.  The three of us co-founded Brightway together.

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Arlan and the Georges

Arlan with the Georges, Yannick, and Yannick's wife Hala

Brightway Health's mission is to provide survivors and families with a central hub of better resources, support, and services after they leave the hospital.  We believe in a world where brain injury recovery is personalized, accessible, and complete.

 

We've added team members and are now an incredible team of engineers, doctors, and scientists, and we’re very lucky to be working with an amazing group of caregiver and survivor advisors.

We’ve already begun work on our first few resources - our Q&A platform, podcast, and the Brain Injury Dictionary - and we have a lot more planned for the future.

My brother has recovered significantly, but brain injury is often a lifelong journey.  I sincerely hope you'll join us as we work to create better resources for brain injury, and that we'll be able to make your recovery at least a little bit better.

Rooting for you always, 

Yannick Cohen

Co-founder & CEO, Brightway Health