Grace was riding her bicycle with a friend in 2012 and lost control, flew over the handlebars and landed on her head. Grace was not wearing a helmet, her heart stopped beating and she was life flighted to a Columbus, Ohio hospital. There was very little hope for her survival.
Surviving bleeding and swelling on the brain, a four day coma and her left side paralyzed, Grace recovered and moved into a rehab center. Once home, she took up painting. Grace's right hand had been broken so she, being right-handed, began painting with her left hand.
Since the accident, she has returned to college getting straight A's. She recently exhibited her post-injury artwork in Soho, NYC.
Grace continues to struggle with the unseen consequences of her TBI but relies on her faith and her determination to not be a victim of circumstances to get her through each trial.
ROCK THE WALK
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Zanesville High School Stadium
1301 Blue Ave | Zanesville, OH
Walk individually or start now to get your team together for our 3rd annual fundraising event. The goal of each team is to not only walk at the event, but to raise money for BrainSong. Prizes are awarded for the team and individual raising the most money, and most spirited and largest team.
Teams can have a lot of fun organizing activities and events to raise money before the Walk. We’ve found that activities providing a service that people already spend money on (e.g., yard sales, spaghetti dinners, car washes, yard work, babysitting) are the most successful.
It's going to be a great event! Get ready!
More Event Information
Every 15 seconds, someone in the US suffers a traumatic brain injury. Of the 1,000,000 people treated in hospital emergency rooms each year, 50,000 die and 80,000 become permanently disabled because of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain injuries occur more frequently than breast cancer or AIDS. One out of every fifty Americans is currently living with disabilities from TBI. An average of 561,000 females suffer traumatic brain injury each year.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works.
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