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Severe Brain Injury

What is it like to live with a TBI? It is hard to explain to people that just because I look the same, it doesn't mean I am. Give a voice to brain injury. Effects

A person with a severe brain injury will need to be hospitalized and may have long-term problems affecting things such as:

  • Thinking
  • Memory
  • Learning
  • Coordination and balance
  • Speech, hearing or vision
  • Emotions

A severe brain injury can affect all aspects of people’s lives, including relationships with family and friends, as well as their ability to work or be employed, do household chores, drive, and/or do other normal daily activities.


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