Traumatic Brain Injury
The Invisible Disability
Traumatic brain injury has become a household term thanks largely to football players and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The Center for Disease Control estimates at least 1.7 million TBIs occur every year. More than half of those come from either falls or motor-vehicle accidents.
With so many TBI victims, it's likely that you or someone you know has been affected by this.
For WWL producer Tucker Ives, that person is his uncle. Scott Doane was badly injured in a car crash in 1967 in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was just 7 years old when the accident occurred, but Tucker recently sat down with him to talk about what he remembers from the accident - and life after.
His support group is the Northern Berkshire Brain Injury Support Group.
Locally, the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut offers support for those with TBIs as well.
We’ll have more information about both groups on our website, WNPR.org keyword WHERE.
Joining us today in-studio are two neuropsychologists who work in the departments of neurosurgery and psychiatry at Hartford Hospital, and the mother of a young woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident 8 years ago and who is slowly rebuilding her life.
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