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Brain Injury Association of Tennessee, Inc
February 11, 2011

The Brain Injury Association of TN plays a key role in assisting individuals with brain injury and their familes to find educational resources and services to allow the individual with a brain injury to reach their maximum potential. The staff are professional and knowledgeable. The staff return calls in a timely manner and work to change the lives of individuals with brain injury on a shoe string of a budget. With more Veterans returning from the war with a traumatic brain injury from explosive devices, it is more important than ever that this program receive additional funding.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. Recent data shows that, on average, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually.

A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild,” i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe,” i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. The majority of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild TBI.

Thanks for your consideration of awarding this money to a very worthy cause and organization.

Cindy Murdock-Elliott, M.A., L.P.E.
Former Board Member, Professional, and
Family Member

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Board Member 1994-1998 Served on the Conference Committee 1995-1998 Professional in the field of brain injury Volunteer for the organization over the past 20 years Family Member of an individual with a brain injury

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to assist them in receiving more funding to sustain the great and valuable work they provide.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & volunteer my time to the organization .

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