Raising awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (T.B.I.) patients in the U.S.
: There are approximately 1.7 million Traumatic Brain Injury patients in the U.S.
In the last two years there are thousands of our soldiers coming back from war with Traumatic Brain Injuries.
There are over 30,000 sports related brain injuries per year ranging from mild to severe in the U.S.
Families of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Patients are encouraged to move their loved ones into Nursing Care facilities.
There is an increased rate of infection and/or death by putting a TBI patient into already overcrowded system at Nursing Care facilities.
Virtually no attempts are made to WAKE or improve the physical condition for the percentage of severe patients who do not progress in first 3 months.
Although the number of TBI patients in America continues to grow. The care for them continues to decrease in many States like California.
On August 2nd of 2009 Jessica Huse was on her way to church and her car was struck by a speeding driver. Although doctors gave the family no hope for Jessica she came out of her coma weeks later and has remained in a Semi-Conscious State. Although divorced for 13 years, Jessica’s parents could not stand the thought of giving up on their daughter and putting her in a facility as recommended. Stating that Jessica no longer “warranted therapy”. Her parents quit their careers to move into one home and give Jessica the round the clock care and therapy needed.
With the help of friends, family and community raising funds Jessica was able to receive treatment through a team of doctors at The International Brain Research Foundation.
In December of 2011 Jessica began to communicate using Yes/No buttons and proved to her family and doctors that she was aware of her accident, was aware of her past and present. Also proving that are are no two brain injuries alike. For families like Jessica’s….. Giving up is not the answer.
Although saving the state thousands of dollars and increasing the chance of improvement for Jessica by caring for their daughter at home, Just days away from her 21st Birthday the State notified the family that the support of aids at night so her parents could sleep and the already minimal pay for her care would be reduced by approximately 80%. Making it close to impossible to keep their daughter home.
Please come join the International Brain Research Foundation and Journey for Jessica in raising awareness to this growing issue and assist in giving Jessica continued care and therapy AT HOME!