New Site Provides Survivors and Supporters of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, and Others Centralized Information and Resources
Online PR News – 08-March-2013 –Brain injuries are an unfortunately common occurrence in the United States, and often cause severe disability and permanent life changes. However, there is a lack of real awareness about this and other types of life-altering injuries. TryMunity, a non-profit organization, offers a unique way for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals to connect to and support each other through difficult life situations. To celebrate March as National Brain Injury Awareness Month, TryMunity is proud to announce their expanded website, which provides more centralized information and resources for survivors and supporters of TBI.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs in some form every 16 seconds in the United States, and an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI every year. Even more startling statistics show that someone dies from this type of injury every 12 minutes. Together, these numbers demonstrate that the annual incidence of moderate and severe TBI is more than that of a spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy combined. TBI can happen to anyone and at any time, and is often a debilitating injury that requires extensive therapy and rehabilitation.
“TryMunity is a vital resource for families when life-changing events occur, providing information and resources to help victims and their families fight past the pain, fear, and depression and find the road to recovery.”
After an accident, TBI survivors and their families immediately find themselves alone in a world of unknown. They often wonder about what treatments are available, whether or not their insurance covers the expenses, and what they can expect further along down the road. But most of all, they wonder if there is a way to connect with others that have experienced a similar situation.
TryMunity is a vital resource for families when life-changing events occur, providing information and resources to help victims and their families fight past the pain, fear, and depression and find the road to recovery. By consolidating invaluable information about brain injury and recovery in one location, TryMunity helps reduce the uncertainty survivors face every day.
TryMunityís expanded site provides a wide array of information and resources for survivors and supporters of TBI, stroke, and other accidents. It also serves as an online social community where individuals can share their stories and provide suggestions to assist others going through similar situations. Through this expansion, TryMunity hopes to reach out to more people, connecting them to others who have faced and are facing similar situations. The new site will also help TryMunity raise awareness about brain injury prevention and research.
TryMunity began in May 2012 in order to provide a social media platform as a support system for survivors and supporters of traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and other life-changing events. Tom and Bernadette Coleman started the site after their 27-year old sonís accident in May 2011 resulted in a traumatic brain injury. While the Colemans were able to find information online regarding their sonís condition, there was no place to connect with others who had experienced similar situations. TryMunityís goal is to ensure that survivors and supporters are better able to access information to assist them in their recovery.
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