There’s a new brain injury every 21 seconds in the United States. Brain injury can be sudden and traumatic—the result of a fall or an accident—or it can go unrecognized until unexplained symptoms appear, as is often the case with sports injuries. The Dictionary of Virginia Biography contains the stories of Virginians who have made the Old Dominion what is it today. For the most part you will not find their stories in history books. More on this edition of Sisterhood of the Second Act.
A survey done by the Virginia Department of Health in 2015 found nearly 300-thousands live with disabilities as a result of traumatic brain injury.
Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia works with people who have Acquired Brain Injuries or ABI. These are brain injuries that are not hereditary, congenital, degenerative or caused by birth trauma.
BIS Executive Director Jodi Judge talks about how the organization helps survivors and their families with services such as case management and the Community Living Connection or CLiC program. CLiC was created to help end the social isolation some brain injury survivors experience and to reach those in rural areas.
Judge also tells host Kathy Heberle some of the warning signs of brain injury and how to access BIS services.
Dictionary of Virginia Biography
Mari Julienne from the Library of Virginia spends the majority of her workday researching the untold stories of Virginians who made the Old Dominion what it is today. She sheds light on The Dictionary of Virginia Biography which tells the stories of people who made history, but are not in the history books.
This research is available online to everyone. You can also do your own research by visiting the Library of Virginia in Richmond. The Library has a vast selection of Virginia history not just at the state level but local nuggets as well.
A special thank you to Mari Julienne and the Library of Virginia for allowing us to use the images in this post and the ones you will see during the show. Host Kathy Heberle introduces us to these women on this edition of Sisterhood of the Second Act
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