I am a brain injury survivor. It has changed my entire life.
Many brain injuries are avoidable with precautions. The severity of injury can also be reduced.
Every brain injury damages the brain. Most people recover fully but many are left with long term, possibibly life long, disability, ranging from mild to severe. I experience speech aphasia, difficulties filtering sensory input, seizures, loss of endurance, depression, and anxiety. They cost me my career and many of my hobbies. I still work on rehabilitation and hope to return to work in the future.
To learn more, visit Brain Injury Association of America.