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Tramatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

With the untimely death of actress Natasha Richardson, I thought it was a good time to let you know that March is Tramatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. 

Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI) has been a new term that has been associated with head injuries of military members.  Well, at least, that is when I started hearing about it.  Many people didn’t know the term until Bob Woodruff, ABC New Reporter, suffered TBI in Taji, Iraq while embedded with the US Army 4th Infantry Division.  Because of Mr Woodruff’s unfortunate injuries, he was able to educate the general public on TBI and know, first hand, what soldiers face during their deployments.  In February 2007, Mr Woodruff was reporting again for ABC with the documentary “To Iraq and Back”.  (You can read about the documentary here.)  Mr Woodruff has also become a great supporter of the troops with the Bob Woodruff Foundation

While I am saddened at the death of Ms Richardson and Mr Woodruff’s injuries, their tragedies have brought the attention to injuries that our troops suffering repeatedly.  They say that every cloud has a silver lining, maybe this silver lining will bring better research and medical advancements that will help our soldiers and others that suffer from TBI.

For more information on TBI, you can check out this link at