March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

by Elizabeth Karlsson

Did you know March is Brain Injury Awareness Month? Honestly, I think every month should be! Since brain injuries come in all forms, such as minor concussions (mTBI) or more severe TBIs, we always need to protect our head from injury especially athletes involved in different sports. I have first hand experience as a lacrosse goalie. I love my helmet!

In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Hug Your Head Foundation sponsored different events (livestreams, interviews, and school visits). Lukas and I spoke to my Notre Dame Prep lacrosse team about concussions and the importance of protecting your head from injuries. I’ll write another post about this amazing experience!

Many brain injuries are invisible, like Lukas’s, so sometimes people do not know about his TBI. Be kind to those suffering and give them hope. Remember, no brain injury is too mild to ignore or to severe to give up hope.

This is a very important month!

Pass it on…Hug Your Head…with your helmet!!!

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