We have been so fortunate to know Sean Rowell and Madeline Uretsky at the BIA-MA. They are both amazing people and have been wonderful additions to our Ambassador Program. If you have not heard about our Ambassador Program it is comprised of volunteer speakers who have either sustained a brain injury or have a loved one with a brain injury. The speakers vary in age and experience, but all share a desire to tell their stories to help others avoid this devastating tragedy. Sean and Madeline have both been part of our are program after they sustained their injuries.
If you would like to become an Ambassador please contact us at 508-475-0032 and ask to speak with our Ambassador Program Coordinator !
This spring Ambassador Sean Rowell graduated from St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury and will be attending Georgetown University. Sean began speaking for our program in August of 2010. Sean suffered his brain injury from a snowboarding accident at Loon Mountain.
Sean has made a number of speeches as an Ambassador. This year, Sean was a panel presenter at our Annual Conference. He has spoken to numerous clubs and organizations throughout the state, including, the Worcester Rotary Club, Millis High School, Wilmington Rotary Club, Marlborough Rotary Club, Chelmsford Rotary Club, Stow Parent Teacher Organization and Fitchburg Rotary Club. The Wilmington Rotary Club invited Sean to also present to their High School Interact Program.
After his accident, Sean became certified to teach for the New England Disabled Sports Program at Loon Mountain. As a coach, Sean guides guests in the snow sport of their choice on the mountain. Through his assistance, Sean enables the students to experience the thrills and independence of skiing.
BIA-MA would like to sincerely thank Sean for all his accomplishments and association with our organization. We wish him the best of luck in his studies and would like him to continue to be a friend of the BIA-MA.
Congrats Madeline Uretsky !!
This spring, Ambassador, Madeline Uretsky, graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody and will be attending Simmons College. Madeline became an Ambassador for BIA-MA in April of 2012. Madeline’s brain injury happened from a car collision and then five months later a severe concussion while playing soccer.
Madeline has made numerous presentations for the Ambassador Program. In April, she was a panel member at the Whitehead Institute’s 2014 Spring Lecture Series for High School Students. She has also made numerous presentations at many Rotary Clubs across the state including; Lynn, Billerica, Swampscott, Billerica, Tyngsboro/Dunstable, and Manchester/ Essex. Madeline has also presented at our Pediatric Conference and was a speaker at the 10th annual Boston Acquired Brain Injury Support (BABIS) Walk.
In 2013, Madeline’s story was featured in the Boston Globe in an article on concussions and her story is also featured in many internet sites focused on concussions. Madeline also wrote a chapter in the book, Concussed! Sports-Related Head Injuries: Prevention.
BIA-MA would like to sincerely thank Madeline for all her accomplishments and her dedication to our organization. We wish her the best of luck in her studies and would like her to continue to be a friend of the BIA-MA !