Early this year, we launched an exciting social media and advocacy campaign called #BrainInjuryAffects. The campaign was designed to encourage those affected by brain injury – survivors, caregivers, family members, friends and healthcare professionals – to share their stories with us and explain how their lives have been affected by brain injury. We also asked for photos. We weren’t sure how many people would participate, but our hopes were high and we have received amazing feedback. We’ve received so many submissions from survivors, family members, caregivers and professionals who were informed of the campaign during a brain injury support group, saw our posts online or who simply heard about it by word of mouth.
These stories are all incredibly inspiring and have not only inspired us, but legislators and the general public as well. Each person’s story is different – their ages vary – our youngest participant, who is a brain injury survivor, is just seven years old. Through this campaign, we have been able to share the stories and struggles of survivors, family members and caregivers in Massachusetts with the world. We are so thankful to have such passionate and generous supporters who participated in this campaign.
We are excited to share the results of the campaign with all of you soon. Click here to read some of these incredible stories, like that of Tiffany, who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) at just 16 years old when she was involved in a serious car accident, or find out about Scott, who is still learning about his brain injury after decades of not knowing the true effects of his injury.
Look for more stories coming soon and click here to participate in the campaign!