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Featured BIAG and Unlimited Possibilities Support Group. Read about
passionate, dedicated advocates who have dedicated their lives helping
others in the brain injury community local and statewide: Waring
Jackson, Survivor; Jane Jackson, CBIS, Caregiver and BIAG Director;
Denise Bourne, Survivor, with her service dog Scout; Kelly Campbell,
Survivor, Board Member and Support Group Leader; Laura Coomes, Survivor
Governor Deal Declares March 2016 "Brain Injury Awareness Month" in
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Governor Deal has issued a proclamation declaring March 2016 to be
"Brain Injury Awareness Month in Georgia"
This proclamation offers special recognition to the Brain Injury
Association of Georgia for its many programs and services providing
education, resources and support to individuals, veterans and families
impacted by brain injury. They provide help with education, prevention,
community integration and custom resources so that they may live as
independently as possible.
Pictured below is Brain Injury Association of Georgia board member Jeff
Hopp, Jane Jackson, BIAG Director, Support Group members from North
Fulton, Riverdale and Marietta and Governor Deal
Trust Fund News:
Congratulations for the passage of Amendment B “Reckless Driving
Surcharge” introduced by Representative Tanner in November 2014. This
allows a surcharge fee to be assessed on any reckless driving penalty
imposed in the state. Passage of this amendment allows the Trust Fund to
provide a greater “helping hand” to TBI/SCI eligible grant requests,
which provide support services, medical equipment, etc. not covered by
Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.
To view information about the amendment click here
Tanner (R) 9th of Dawsonville, GA was recently presented the 2014
Pathfinder Award for his Outstanding Contributions to Georgians with
traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Representative Tanner was
cited by Commission Chairman JD Frazier for his desire to see that
Georgians with traumatic brain (TBI) and spinal cord injuries (SCI) have
access to urgently needed goods and services for their continuing
rehabilitation and post-acute care.
Working with disability groups - most notably the Brain Injury
Association of Georgia; Representative Tanner was instrumental in
sponsoring legislation that culminated in Amendment B to the state
constitution to provide funding from reckless driving convictions that
would be directed to the Trust Fund for direct grants to Georgians that
have been diagnosed with TBI and SCI. Commission Executive Director
Craig Young cited Representative Tanner's knowledge of the difficulties
faced by Georgians with catastrophic injuries and the challenges they
and their families face as key to Tanner's determination to insure that
these Georgians are not left in dire circumstances.
Representative Tanner's ability to articulate a genuine need to his
fellow legislators and create a consensus among both parties in the
General Assembly speaks volumes about his dedication to the health of
this state," said Young. "His leadership and concern for all Georgians
make him a most worthy recipient of this award…Source: BSITFC
Way To Support the Brain Injury Association of
enrolling your Kroger Plus Card to earn donations for Brain
Injury Association of Georgia, #62214.
donate a portion of every dollar you spend to BIAG as long as you use
your card each time you shop or use the phone number that is associated
with your Kroger Plus Card.
here for sign up instructions
Current Medical News in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury -
Science Daily - Your source for the latest research news -click
Brainline.org - Preventing, treating and living with brain injury -
click here .
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