Everyone is affected.
This disease does not discriminate, Mothers, Fathers, Sons, Daughters,
Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends… everyone.
Brain Injury is a leading cause of death and disability among children,
young adults and elderly adults. Each year 1.5 million Americans sustain
a traumatic brain injury (TBI) which amounts to more than 4,000 people
Brain Injury claims more than 50,000 lives and leaves between 80,000 and 90,000 individuals with lifelong disabilities each year. There are at least 5.3 million Americans living with a disability as a result of a brain injury. The emotional toll is immeasurable.
These numbers are even higher as many people are not even included in the statistics Many individuals go unreported since they are not admitted into a hospital and many more go undiagnosed and untreated.
The majority of brain injuries result from motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and violence (gun shot, beatings). Other causes include anoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain during surgery, drug overdose or near drowning), stroke, tumors, and lyme disease.