The JMB Foundation is happy for our nation’s Prime Minister to bring focus to the problem of alcohol-fuelled violence. Alcohol-fuelled violence is an entirely preventable cause of Acquired Brain Injury that steals lives and leaves a legacy of lifelong pain and disability. The financial cost is enormous; the emotional cost is devastating and unquantifiable.
On the 11th of May Carey Bulleen played host to the now Annual JMB Cup. A gala day of sport, that aims to raise awareness of the wonderful work of both the James Macready-Bryan’ (JMB) and ‘Step Back Think’ Foundations.
The heartfelt story of how life changes forever in the blink of an eye.
James father Andrew tells his story on SBS’s Insight: Punch Drunk
Lost … in the blink of an eye Jo Chandler March 24, 2007 JAMES woke on his birthday much like any 20-year-old lad. Reluctantly. The night before leaving him gruntingly unappreciative of an early morning visit from his mum. Robyn Macready-Bryan had slipped into his bedroom to deliver a gift — a ticket to the… Read more »
Thugs boasted of bashing KATE UEBERGANG HERALD SUN AUGUST 09, 2007 12:00AM TWO drunken thugs celebrated a vicious assault on a popular uni student by buying more alcohol before one re-enacted the near-fatal blow for his friends, a court heard yesterday. James Macready-Bryan was left permanently brain-damaged after the brutal attack in a city laneway… Read more »
In early 2006, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) announced an agreement designed to reduce the number of younger people with a disability living in residential aged care (RAC) facilities. A bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth and the State was signed, committing $60.2 million in joint funding for Victoria over five years.
We got to the ground at around Half Time, despite James being a little bit anxious about the noise of the crowd at first he soon settled in and seemed to be happy decked out in his Geelong kit. To make the night even better Geelong went on to win the game and as the Geelong Club Song rang out around the ground James started to laugh.
At the end of April, we were informed that James had been allocated a bed at the soon to be built Villa Maria facility in Alphington. James’ tenure at Gardenview is due to expire at the end of 2008. We had been faced with the prospect of finding a suitable nursing home for him; now… Read more »