June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada.
BIASD is working towards a world where all avoidable brain injuries are prevented, all non-preventable brain injuries are minimized, and all individuals who have experienced brain injury can maximize their quality of life.
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain, which is not hereditary, congenital, or degenerative. It can be caused by a traumatic blow or injury to the head, stroke, severe rotation of the neck or whiplash, or even lack of oxygen. “Traumatic Brain Injury is the greatest cause of death under the age of 45, the greatest cause of disability under the age of 44 and is the leading cause of death among children under than age of 20” – North Eastern Ontario Brain Injury Network (NEOBIN)
On Friday June 23, 2017, BIASD & MODC are hosting a Celebrate, Paint and Create event for members and supporters. Join us for a guided journey to create a unique tree of life. No experience is required, just an openness to try something new.
We are pleased to welcome Adele Vaillant & Beth Rollins. Adele will be joining us from Thunderbay to share her journey and survivor story. Beth will be leading the paint activity. Beth has expensive background in art and is the mother of a local survivor.
Spots are limited. Individuals with active memberships will be given priority. Please call 705-671-3188 ext 222 or email email@example.com