ThinkFirst Saint Louis


Program Highlights

  • Launched in 1985 by neurosurgeon Harry Cole, MD and his wife, Molly —
    Dr. Cole’s chapter was located at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO for 15 years
  • Became a program of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Trauma Service Department
    in St. Louis, Missouri in 2003.
  • Heather Heil appointed Chapter Director in 2009
  • ThinkFirst For Kids, ThinkFirst For Teens and many additional creative
    prevention programs are available in St. Louis city and county


About ThinkFirst Missouri

ThinkFirst Missouri is an award-winning prevention program presented by inspiring survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries. Through compelling firsthand testimonies, audiences learn about the consequences of injuries and how injuries can happen to anyone. These sobering, yet motivational messages urge everyone to take personal responsibility and make safe choices.