The Beacon House was started by Matt Buckley, whose wife, Mary, suffered from a serious brain injury in 2004 and died in 2006 while still in a vegetative state. She received her traumatic brain injury during a surgery in which her heart stopped and her brain was starved of oxygen for 15 minutes. In response to his wife’s tragedy, Matt set up the non-profit to help those with brain injuries and their families who needed support and assistance.
The Beacon House offers a number of programs, events, and activities both for those living with a brain injury and for their families. In addition, the non-profit reaches out to schools and communities to educate the public on brain injury issues.