According to the executive director of the Acquired Brain Injury Network, each year, more than 54,000 individuals suffer brain injuries in the state of Pennsylvania. While sometimes the injured individual recovers with little to no ill effects, other individuals are not as lucky. Two residents of Pennsylvania, who have managed to do great things for the brain injury community despite having to deal with the aftereffects of their own serious brain injuries, were recently honored. They were recognized by the Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania Inc.
Each day Pennsylvania residents are injured in motor vehicle accidents. In the best situations those injuries are minor and heal quickly. In others however, they are much more serious and result in a long period of recovery. This is particularly true when the injury suffered is to someone's brain.