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The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities is joining forces with
the Brain Injury Association of America and the National Association of State Head
Injury Administrators to educate the public about the incidence of brain injury and the
needs of people with brain injuries and their families during the month of March as
National Brain Injury Awareness Month with the following events:
•The CED’s Traumatic Brain Injury program is coordinating a conference today through
Friday (March 6-8) in Daniels, for survivors, caregivers and professionals.
• Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation encouraging all West Virginians to
observe the month as National TBI Awareness Month in the Mountain State.
• The TBI program will also take its interactive brain exhibit to the WVU Day of Play in
Morgantown Saturday (March 9). At the event, families who donate a new bicycle or
motorcycle helmet will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card. Helmets will be
distributed across the state in various school districts to families in need.
Quotes and Comments:
“Traumatic brain injuries are a significant health concern for West Virginians. Many
people do not realize the high number of brain injuries sustained in our state. This
month gives us a chance to put this in the spotlight. Not only are we working to provide
education to the public and professionals, we also want to increase the numbers of
people who reach out to us for services. Through our community social work and patient
navigation services, there is help for survivors and their family members.” —Teresa
McCourt, CED assistant director who oversees the TBI program.
• Individuals who have sustained brain injuries (survivors)
• Professionals who may encounter clients and families
CONTACT: Melina Danko, Communications Manager
Center for Excellence in Disabilities
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