Did you know that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month?
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI as it's more commonly known, is one of those injuries that can happen to anyone at anytime. If you or a family member is living with the results of a traumatic brain injury, first, know that you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) each year approximately 1.4 million Americans sustain a blow or injury to the brain that may result in on-going special needs.
For more information on living with TBI, visit the Brain Injury Association of America where you can download a free Brain Injury Awareness Month Kit: http://www.biausa.org/Pages/biam2005.html.
And please, make sure that your kids, and you, wear helmets when riding bikes and scooters or engaging in risky sports. That's just one way that you can help reduce the chances that a TBI will impact the lives of those you love most.
This is one disability that you can help prevent.
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