Bridges for Brain Injury Holds Open House at New Location
6/6/2014 8:30:58 PM
By Ted Baker
Bridges for Brain Injury held a ribbon cutting and open house Friday afternoon at their new location on Duke of Gloucester Way in Farmington.
Bridges provides day rehabilitation services for people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. One of their best known programs is the Wildlife Defenders. The Defenders take care of and show exotic animals throughout the Finger Lakes. John Truini, who runs the Wildlife Defenders, says he got the idea when he worked at another traumatic brain injury program.
One supporter of the Wildlife Defenders is TV personality and zoologist Jarod Miller. Miller, originally from Buffalo, says he met Truini about ten years ago and immediately recognized his passions for animals and helping people.
You can hear Ted Baker's interview with Jarod Miller below.
The new Bridges for Brain Injury headquarters on Duke of Gloucester Way in Farmington
Lance Holm, a graduate of Bridges for Brain Injury with Penny the kangaroo
Penny and Jarod Miller
Support the Wildlife Defenders by buying a brick
Jarod and a friendly Lemur
One of the largest toad species in the world
This Armadillo can curl up into a ball
A very large North American porcupine
Another part of the Bridges for Brain Injury program is the Remineers, who give presentatons on days gone by
The current presentation is on the 1930s and 40s. This is a World War Two flight suit
A tin toy boat from the 1930s
A 48 star American flag
During prohibition, people disguised their liquor bottles. This one looks like a bell