LANSING, Mich., March 3, 2021 — The Michigan House of Representatives today passed House Resolution 46 introduced by state Rep. Shri Thaneder (D-Detroit), designating March as “Brain Injury Awareness Month.”
“Each year, more than 50,000 people sustain traumatic brain injuries in Michigan,” said Thanedar. “The human and financial toll is staggering as those afflicted face life-long challenges even after treatment and rehabilitation. I’m proud to join with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to bring awareness and support for Michiganders suffering from brain injuries.”
According to the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI), once a person has suffered a brain injury, their life is never the same. Many have to re-learn how to do some of the simplest tasks that they once did without thought. The impact of a brain injury does not stop at the medical traumas. The recovery process is intense and exhausting, which can be difficult and frustrating for those recovering. Public awareness is critical to ensure continued work on recovery and promotion of prevention.
“On behalf of some 200,000 individuals living with the effects of a brain injury in Michigan, their families, and their caregivers, we are grateful for Rep. Thanedar’s efforts in recognizing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month,” said BIAMI President Tom Constand. “We look forward to working together to bring greater awareness in March and throughout the year to the silent epidemic of brain injury.”
HR 46 passed the House unanimously.
# # #