The mission of Unmasking Brain Injury is to promote awareness of the prevalence of brain injury; to give survivors a voice and the means to educate others of what it’s like to live with a brain injury; to show others that persons living with a disability due to their brain injury are like anyone else, deserving of dignity, respect, compassion and the opportunity to prove their value as citizens in their respective communities. To review the article that inspired the Unmasking Brain Injury project, visit http://nationalgeographic.com/healing-soldiers/index.html. The article was featured in the February 2015 edition of National Geographic titled, “Healing Our Soldiers, Unlocking the Secrets of Traumatic Brain Injury” by Carolina Alexander.

This is an example of one of the masks from the Unmasking Brain Injury Project.

Mask Example <

Name: Beverly J.

City: Goldsboro

Brain Injury: Motor Vehicle Accident

Explanation of Mask:The colors on my mask represent the following feelings: fabulous (blue), strong for being a clean person (red), fun at heart (green), compassionate (purple), value my family (beige).

If you would like to complete your own mask, please send your request to bianc@bianc. net or call the Raleigh office at 919-833-9634.

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