March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

OSWEGO – Oswego County designated March as Brain Injury Awareness Month to raise awareness about the devastating impact of this issue.

A brain injury can happen in an instant and affects the lives of millions of children and adults throughout the United States.

It is a contributing factor to one-third of all injury-related deaths in the country and the signature injury suffered by military members.

Brain Injury Awareness
Brain Injury Awareness

Ample and early access to care greatly increases overall quality of life for those affected.

Education and awareness enables family members and friends to play a central role in the treatment of their loved one.

The Oswego County Legislature’s Health Committee presented the proclamation and Traumatic Brain Injury Group Facilitator Shannon Morrell addressed the full Legislature.

From left are Committee Vice Chairman James Karasek, District 22; Frank Castiglia Jr., District 25; Traumatic Brain Injury Coalition Vice President Jeff Johnson; Christine Ward; Jennifer Gamble; Morrell; Oswego ARISE Director Sabine Ingerson; Committee Chairman John Proud, District 7; Margaret Kastler, District 1; Heather DelConte, District 18; Morris Sorbello, District 23 and Terry Wilbur, District 21.