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Brain Injury Awareness Week

August 24th, 2017

Brain Injury Awareness week – 21st to 27th August 2017

An Acquired Brain Injury is a devastating injury. It can affect our ability to perform even basic tasks. Rehabilitation following brain injury requires substantial resources physically, emotionally and financially.

Earlier this year Westmead Hospital Brain Injury Unit staff members Margaret Doyle and Jo DeJesus featured on Bstreet Smart online, together with brain injury patients and community educators Tristan Kennedy and Qaa’im Abdool, who shared their personal brain injury stories.

View: Episode 4: Brain Injuries

If an Acquired Brain Injury is the result of an accident or illness and you are not eligible to claim compensation there may be financial challenges during rehabilitation. Life can be very difficult when returning to day to day living. Doug White faced such a situation when he was twenty years old and suffered a devastating brain haemorrhage following surgery to repair an arteriovenous malformation (AVM).

Relatives and friends in the community formed a charity to support Doug during his rehabilitation. Sadly, Doug passed away in 1996 but the legacy of the Doug White Trust lives on.

To support the Brain Injury Unit at Westmead Hospital and make a donation go to the Doug White Trust WMRF Heart
For further information please feel free to contact us at 1800 639 037 or email us WMRF Heart

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