Brain Injury Awareness

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Hello, my name is Aaron Clarke and I'm a stroke survivor.  Four years ago on November 22, 2013 I suffered a blow to the neck while playing basketball, which severed an artery in my neck causing  a double stroke in my brain. My recovery process has been long yet triumphant and I think it's important to raise awareness because this injury doesn't discriminate.

While on this path to recovery, I noticed all the work the Brain Injury Association of New York State was involved in. The positive impact on families is powerful and I was lucky enough to experience support groups provided by the organization which, was influential in my mental and emotional recovery. 


Mission:

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of New York State is to minimize brain injury through prevention and to support, educate and advocate for individuals with brain injuries and their families.

Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is a statewide non-profit membership organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with brain injuries and their families. Established in 1982, BIANYS provides education, advocacy, and community support services that lead to improved outcomes for children and adults with brain injuries and their families. The Association also offers a toll free family help line, chapters and support groups throughout the state, prevention programs, mentoring programs, a video library, and publications library. BIANYS plays a central role in the development of public policy on the federal, state and local level.
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Aaron Clarke 
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Jamaica, NY
Brain Injury Association of New York State Inc 
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