Brain Injury Awareness in Springfield Missouri
Injuring a young brain is worse than injuring a more mature brain.
I love football as much as anyone else, played it in high school, and took my fair share of hard hits since I was not on the first string so we got to be the “hamburger” for the scrimmages.
In retrospect, the stories about who got their “bell rung” worse than the other guy sure was not the badge of honor we thought it was back then.
But times change, and so does our knowledge.
And, so should our societal attitude and perspective about brain injury.
I am a member of the Board of Directors of Brain Injury Association of Missouri, and we had our quarterly meeting today. A great mix of professionals, mostly in the medical field, and brain injury survivors and their parents.
Through the work I do for clients, and working with groups like BIA/MO, it is very clear that a brain injury is not a single event. You cannot say you “had” a brain injury; you “have” a brain injury. TBI, traumatic brain injury, is a lifelong condition.
We need to change our view of brain injury, and here’s one way it is being done:Click For USA Today News Story