Tips for Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury

Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury When and where you Can Do Something to Stop it From Happening

In An Instant Your Life Can Change Forever

Every year, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury. As the weather begins to become more pleasant and the temperature rises, people want to get fresh air and enjoy springtime activities. However, traumatic brain injury can be caused by a number of things, including falls, bicycle, skateboarding and ATV accidents. Before you get involved in some of these fun activities, consider these tips to stay safe and prevent traumatic brain injury.

Bicycles:

  • Head injury is the leading cause of bicycle deaths, so always make sure to wear a proper-fitting helmet. Consult a helmet chart to find the right size. It won’t be as effective if you wear it too snug or too loose, so make sure it fits tightly around your chin.
  • Obey traffic laws. Never drive against the flow of traffic and always use hand signals when turning.
  • Avoid riding at night. If you must ride at…

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Angels Hang Out in Hospitals

A show I have been Watching on TV Helps me Believe this Is True! It is about a hospital in Toronto and it is the Chief of Surgery that has a car accident and Survives. With just one factor He is living with a Traumatic Brain Injury after the Crash!

Modern Mind, Old Soul

Hospital visits make me nervous. Seeing someone in her most vulnerable state makes me feel vulnerable. So when I visited a friend in the hospital on Sunday, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Instead of visiting her, I immediately felt like she was visiting me. I’d never been more at ease in a hospital room.

And then she asked me one question which will echo in my head for years to come, I’m sure.

What's your favorite thing you've done this year?

It was an innocent question from someone putting the pieces back together after a horrific accident that resulted in a brain injury.

As she smiled, looked me in the eye and waited for my answer, I stumbled with a quick story. But when I left, I thought about that question all day.

What was my favorite thing I’ve done all year? Blank. It’s a simple question with a very deep reminder – GO. LIVE.

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