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. The Unmasking Brain Injury Project was inspired by the National Geographic article depicting masks completed by soldiers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. A provider in NC, Hinds Feet Farm, saw the project being beneficial to individuals with brain injury as well – and an awareness and advocacy movement was born! 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.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Unmasking Brain Injury North Carolina!
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).