NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This month the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (the Alliance) shared the story of Jacob George, who sustained a brain injury when he fell from a hayride when he was seven years old. The injury left him unable to walk and talk and totally dependent on others for care. The George family needed help and luckily they found the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey.
Family support specialists at the Alliance provided emotional support and worked with Jacob's family to locate a new school, secure effective therapies, find appropriate assistive technologies, and help rebuild their lives. "Being a part of this amazing organization has brought so much to our family, in so many ways. I don't know where we would be today without the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey," states Jacob's mother, Jaya.
Each year in our state there are nearly 9,000 traumatic brain injuries. Brain injury affects not only the individual but also the family, friends, and community. In 2015, the Alliance was able to offer direct support to over 1,500 families, while providing additional services to more than 10,000 New Jersey residents.
Jacob's story demonstrates that brain injuries can happen in an instant and change lives forever. This month, Jacob will turn 15 years old. In honor of his birthday, please donate to the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey so that we can continue to be there when families need us most.
Please visit www.bianj.org/individual-giving to make your donation. Together we will bring in the New Year with fresh initiatives and opportunities for people with brain injury, families, and caregivers. For more information on the Alliance, visit www.bianj.org or call 732-745-0200.
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SOURCE Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey