Joan Miller is well known throughout the Portland Metro brain injury and rehabilitation community. She is best known as the co-founder of BIRRDsong, a survivor-led support group for brain injury survivors, their families and caregivers.

At the Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon, where her picture hangs in the lobby as a success story, Joan has volunteered in the gift shop, the flower cart, and the Healing Garden, sharing her story with families and patients. She is often asked by therapists and doctors to talk with those who are recovering from brain injuries, working as a mentor and showing that success is possible.

‘Joan Miller survived a traumatic brain injury and endured years of recovery to become the woman she was meant to be. Now she uses what she learned along the way to help others learn what they are truly worth.’

Join us for the book launch September 30, 2017 from 11am until 2pm at St. Mary’s Academy.  See the evite and RSVP here
also shown on our event page here



Click here to read entire article Joan Miller…living a purpose-filled life
I’ve been published!!  Click here to read Joan’s article in July issue of “TBI Hope and Inspiration Magazine”. Article is on page 21

4 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Hello Joan! What a wonderful website you have! I work at KOIN 6 news and one of our reporters mentioned your name and everything you’ve been through. We were hoping to speak with you today because we are so close to the Super Bowl and of course, increased drunk drivers on the roads. Do you have time today, hopefully this morning? You can email me back or call 503-464-0614. Thanks!

  2. Joan! I am so glad that you are getting the funding for your book; your “story” is that of extreme pain, courage, perseverance, humility and recovery. You truly are an example of what it means to overcome adversity and to thrive despite it. I am grateful to have been classmates in high school at SMA and am glad to be able to connect more with you post-high school as well: (last saw you when I was training Jake with Mara and Paws to Freedom). We never know where God is taking us, but we do know that we never walk alone. Grateful to have a chance to help get your book “out there.” Lori

    1. Thank you for your kind words and support Lori! I too love the fact that I understand why God chose me to walk this journey and look forward to helping others see the value in their lives.
      Be peaceful and be safe!!


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