According to the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention, more than 2.4 million Americans experience a brain injury each year from falls, while playing sports, and through other accidents such as vehicle crashes. The effects of brain injury can be life-changing, causing paralysis or language challenges, and dramatically changing the survivor’s life in regard to family, work and community involvement.
This March, The MENTOR Network and its partners celebrate Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to honor those we serve while educating our communities about the facts of brain injury. Because education plays a vital role in reducing the number of brain injuries that occur each year, we are committed to raising awareness about how each of us is at risk and what we can do to prevent a potentially fatal or life-altering injury.
Making a Difference
View our slideshow to learn more about how The MENTOR Network is improving quality of life for people with brain injury while helping to educate our communities.