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
Our third annual fundraising event for 2014 has come and gone. What an amazing event it was this year! It just gets better and better. Please stay tuned for the 2014 Walk photos.
We had record attendance, and
raised over $13,000!
Thanks especially to the sponsors, teams, survivors, families, caregivers, friends and the residents of Zanesville, Ohio and other states that participated. We appreciate your support of our continued efforts, even though you may have not been touched by a brain injury.
Mark your calendars
for Saturday, July 11, 2015 for our
4th Annual Rock the Walk!
It's an unforgettable experience, filled
with courage, remembrance
If you'd like to volunteer on a committee or help out the day of the Walk, just
email mj@BrainSong.org or Micah@BrainSong.org.
Awareness Day in Ohio
Ohioans live with the daily challenges associated with brain injury. With another brain injury occurring every 23 seconds, this public health concern ranks as
the leading cause of death and disability
in children and young adults. For those
who survive and their families, brain injury can be
life-altering, with serious, life-long impairments often resulting.
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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