Opportunity Project members, staff and Board saddened by the passing of our wonderful colleague
Bob Marlin worked with OP for over 7 years as our Adjustment Counselor. Bob met with our members individually and in groups, focusing on “acceptance vs. denial” of the life changes that occur after brain injury. His unique understanding and ability to truly relate to members on a deep level inspired them to move forward to achieve their dreams. His empathy, compassion, humor and dignity helped our members to become more at ease with who they were and empowering them to independence and increased life satisfaction. Living with a brain injury himself, Bob demonstrated a zest for living that was energizing to those who struggled on a daily basis to gain control over their lives.
Our Friend, Our Colleague
In the years that Bob was involved with OP, he became interwoven into the tapestry of our daily lives – there is a space that will not be filled because he brought an outlook and attitude toward life that was uniquely his own. These characteristics had strong impact on us all, but mostly our members who so closely identified with him. Upon hearing of his passing, many of our members said “there will never be anyone like him – we will always miss him.”
We were all honored and blessed to know him.