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Four Facts You Didn’t Know About TBI

Have you ever dropped a container of Jell-O on the floor only to pick it up and find your delicious treat in now misshapen and broken? Well, this is what can happen to your brain when you sustain a traumatic brain injury—also known as a TBI. Since brain matter is actually very similar to gelatin, certain shocks can cause terrible damage, but the brain also has a few hidden secrets you may not have known about. Four Facts You Didn’t Know About TBI Younger Brains Are More Resilient: Scientist know that the brains of children are actually more resilient than the brains of an adult. So children can often recover from TBIs better than adults, but doctors do warn that repeated brain injuries can still cause permanent long lasting damage. Rest Can Be One Of The Best TBI Treatments: For years, sports trainers and doctors thought that players could just…
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Nae Nae To Recovery! How Music Therapy Helps Heal TBI Victims

The road to recovery started on Christmas Day when a 7-year-old Macon girl, her father and siblings were in a car crash. The girl’s older sister was killed during the incident and the little girl was left in a coma. Family and friends clung to the hope that the little girl would soon wake up, but when she did, they discovered that the accident had left a long lasting mark on the 7-year-old’s life. How Music Therapy Helps Heal TBI Victims This little girl from Macon couldn’t speak, couldn’t understand commands, and could barely open her eyes. Doctors told her parents that it would be a long road to recovery, and as with many traumatic brain injuries (TBI), there was no guarantee that she would fully recover. That’s when they tried a different treatment to help this little girl regain the life she had lost. The rehabilitation team at Children’s…
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Can A Georgia Farming Program Help Vets With Traumatic Brain Injuries?

We send them to war to protect our freedom, but sometimes these heroes fall through the cracks when they come home. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can make it nearly impossible for these soldiers to rejoin civilian life, and some even wind up on the streets without a home. Leaving our war heroes without a roof over their heads is not the Georgia-way, and one of our local military vets is standing up and making sure everyone knows. Can A Georgia Farming Program Help Vets With Traumatic Brain Injuries? Jon Jackson, founder of STAG VETS, is using farming as a way to heal the mental injuries of our state’s homeless veterans. As a veteran himself, Jackson knows the difficulties of returning to civilian life after fighting on the battlefield, and so he started STAG VETS—which stands for Strength to Achieve Greatness—as a nonprofit organization that helps…
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