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Brain Injury Can Happen to Anyone

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   June 23, 2017 07:39

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As we enter graduation season, high school seniors across the country take an important step toward the realization of their dreams and career goals. 

Three years ago, when Hailey Harms escorted her friend Evan Wall as he achieved that rite of passage, life changing injury was not a part of their future plans.

Hailey was a competitive skater who hoped to make the national team and compete in the Olympics. Evan was a linebacker who won MVP his senior year and excelled in maths and sciences.

Three years later, due to unrelated brain injuries, their lives will never be the same.

Hailey sustained multiple skating-related concussions and was told she would never be able to skate again.

Evan was in a car accident that left him where he is today - working hard to regain control of his speech and mobility.

Two talented, ambitious teenagers from the same rural community sustained completely separate brain injuries that changed the course of their lives forever. Brain injury can happen to anyone.

Evan and Hailey’s stories are featured in a four-part video mini-series for Brain Injury Awareness Month being released nationally on social media over the next two weeks under the hashtags #BIAM17 and #thisisthefaceofbraininjury.

The video mini-series can be viewed at www.sbia.ca

Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE cause of death and disability WORLDWIDE among children, youth and those under age 44.  Close to one and a half million Canadians live with the consequences of brain injury everyday. 

The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association is a charitable organization that strives to prevent brain injuries and to improve the lives of survivors and their families.   Visit www.sbia.ca for more.

 

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Contact: Glenda James at 306.692.7242 |1.888.373.1555 | email info_sbia@sasktel.net

 

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MAPPING CONNECTIONS AN UNDERSTANDING OF NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS IN CANADA

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   June 4, 2017 20:00

 

Neurological conditions (diseases, disorders, and injuries) can directly affect Canadians of all ages. Such conditions can be severe or mild, progressive or non-progressive, or uncontrolled or controlled. As these conditions may lead to symptoms and functional deficits that are often chronic in nature, they can have profound impacts on the life and well-being of affected individuals, their families,caregivers, and communities.

 

To read more, please visit http://www.mybrainmatters.ca/wp-content/uploads/Mapping_Connections.pdf
and
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cd-mc/mc-ec/section-2-eng.php

 

 

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   June 4, 2017 16:46

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Saskatchewan, June 4, 2017 - More than one million people in Canada are living with a brain injury, and that number increases daily.

During Brain Injury Awareness Month this June, brain injury associations across the country are putting a face to this epidemic through posters, events, and social media using the hashtag, #IamTheFaceofBrainInjury.

Hailey Harms is one of those faces.  When asked what she would like the public to know about brain injury, 19 year old Hailey stated, “That it can happen to absolutely anybody, your neighbour, your mother, your daughter. All ages. Anyone.”

When Hailey was 16 years old, her competitive skating career was cut short after she suffered too many concussions.  Doctors told her she would never be able to skate again. The risk of more serious brain injury and severe consequences was just too great.  Hailey’s hopes and dreams for a skating career were crushed. 

Hailey’s high school friend, Evan Wall, experienced a more severe brain injury through another common cause, a car accident.  When Hailey escorted Evan to his 2014 high school graduation, he was heading to the University of Saskatchewan to study engineering.  Three years later, he is working very hard to regain his ability to talk and walk.  He dreams of returning to university and engineering, but his future is yet unclear.

Two talented young people from the same rural Saskatchewan community. 

Two brain injuries. Two different causes.  Two different outcomes.

Hailey is a part of the national 2017 Brain Injury Awareness month campaign, using her “experience to help young athletes avoid what [she] went through”.  #BIAM17

Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE cause of death and disability WORLDWIDE among children, youth and those under age 44.

The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association is a charitable organization that strives to prevent brain injuries and to improve the lives of survivors and their families.   Visit www.sbia.ca for more.

 

Contact: Glenda James at 306.692.7242 |1.888.373.1555 | email info_sbia@sasktel.net
#IamTheFaceofBrainInjury  #BIAM17

 

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The latest edition of Connections is here!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   May 23, 2017 13:13

It features a report from the 2017 Spring Retreat. More photos from the weekend can be on our Facebook Page.

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the story is on page 4.

The BrainLove can be found on page 5 and information about the AGM can found on Page 8.

Keep cool and stay safe!

Spring 2017.pdf (5.35 mb)

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Connections - WInter 2017 Newsletter

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   February 6, 2017 09:51

 

 

 

      The latest edition of Connections is here!

It features a report from the 2016 Fall Retreat. More photos from the weekend can be on our Facebook Page.

Partner Report on Saskatchewan Blue Cross is on page 4.

The Award of Merit can be found on page 3 and information about the Spring Retreat can found on Page 5 and 6.

Keep warm and stay safe!

     

 

Download the full issue: Winter 2017 Newsletter - FINAL.pdf (4.28 mb)

     

 

 

 

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Connections - Fall 2016 Newsletter

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   September 20, 2016 10:50

The latest edition of connections is here! 

 

It features a full report from the 2016 Brain Boogie. Check out page 3 for a list of our long-term partners and Brain Boogie Sponsors. 

 

The program for the upcoming Fall Retreat can be found on page 6. 

 

Download the full issue: 

Fall 2016.pdf (3.24 mb)

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Connections - Summer 2016 Newsletter

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   July 6, 2016 12:47

 

 

 

    The latest edition of Connections is here!

It features a report from the 2016 Fall Retreat. More photos from the weekend can be on our Facebook Page.

Partner Report on Saskatchewan Blue Cross is on page 4.

The Award of Merit can be found on page 3 and information about the Spring Retreat can found on Page 5 and 6.

Keep warm and stay safe!

     

 

Download the full issue: Winter 2017 Newsletter - FINAL.pdf (4.28 mb)

 

 

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Donation Received!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   May 31, 2016 10:47

 

Rick Thibault from the Queen City Quadders recently stopped by to donate the proceeds of their recent hot dog sale to
Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association. SBIA would like to thank the Queen City Quadders for the gracious donation and support!

Connections: Spring 2016

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   May 24, 2016 13:25

 

      The Spring 2016 edition of Connections is ready for you!

In side you'll find a report Brain Blitz presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan. Check out our great sponsors on page 7.

On page 4 you'll find a report from the 2016 Spring Retreat.

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month powered by SK Blue Cross - check out this year's poster on page 6.

      Download the full issue: Spring 2016.pdf (7.24 mb)

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Jim Hopson, former President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Roughriders to speak at the Brain Blitz Gala

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   March 29, 2016 12:39

We are so excited to announce Jim Hopson, Saskatchewan Roughrider team president  will be the guest speaker at Brain Blitz Gala on Saturday, May 7 at TCU Place in Saskatoon.


Tickets are available at www.sbia.ca/brain-blitz.aspx

Jim hopson - Press Release - March29 2016 Brain Blitz Gala.pdf (290.78 kb)