Head Injury Association of North Dakota
HIAND legislative testimony 1/7/14
"Brain injury does not discriminate. It does not choose between the worthy and the unworthy. It does not hesitate to hurt a small child or spare an elderly Grandma. And it reaches out and affects every family member, friend and loved one of the brain injured person. No one, it seems, is left untouched."
TBI is a misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and often overlooked public health problem in our state and nation. Therefore, one of the TBI community’s biggest challenges is making others aware of brain trauma and its effects. At the Head Injury Association of North Dakota, we are dedicated to head injury awareness, prevention and advocacy.
Each year in North Dakota an estimated 3,693 individuals sustain a TBI.
•Of those 111 die • 602 are admitted to the hospital •2,980 are treated in the emergency room and released. •An estimated 13,000 North Dakotans are living with a long-term disability due to TBI.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signs a proclamation declaring March as Brain Injury Awareness month in North Dakota.
Pictured: BR Bruce Murry, Landon Feil, James Leary, Rebecca Quinn, April Fairfield FR Mary Simonson, Governor Jack Dalrymple, Lillian Quinn, Susan Wagner