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)
In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, we are proud to host awareness events in partnership with March of Dimes Canada. On Friday June 17, 2016 we invited Candice Kirkbride a local author, public speaker and ABI Survivor to share an uplifting story of perseverance. Her message of hope and determination was an inspiration to all!