March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina with brain injury survivor Craig Sears
 
 
March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. With a TBI occurring every 16 seconds, affecting 1.7 million Americans annually, and being the leading cause of death & disability among children & young adults we are literally in the fight of our lives as we continue to bring awareness to this "Silent Epidemic".
The Mission of the Sarah Jane Brain Project is to create a model system of care for children and young adults suffering from all Pediatric Acquired Brain Injuries in order to advance our knowledge of the brain fifty years over the next five years!
If you are wondering why the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation and friends are devoting day and night to help children and young adults who suffer from the #1 leading cause of death and disability, Please take just 5 minutes out and read my story then share your thoughts with as many people as you can, by doing this you will raise awareness of TBI and in turn someone else who experiences this could get the help and understanding they so deserve. (Chances are someone you know has experienced something very similar) http://thebrainproject.org/advisoryBoard/Craig_Sears/CV.pdf
ANSWER –
National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan Act (PABI Plan Act). Also known as H.R. 2600, the act would enable the creation of a seamless, standardized, evidence-based system of care that will be universally accessible for the millions of American families affected by the life-altering changes and challenges associated with brain injury. The plan would include youth aged 25 and younger who may be serving in the armed forces. Implementation of the act will cover the entire continuum of care: from prevention, treatment in acute medical facilities, reintegration into schools, communities and homes and then transition into an adult system of greater independent living.
I support H.R.2600: National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan Act
Craig Sears
Advisory Board Family
Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
101 West End Avenue – 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10023
PH: (212) 201-0599
http://www.TheBrainProject.org