Brain injury, the scope of the challenge:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at least 1.7 million people in the USA experience brain trauma each year. Most of the injuries occur in motor vehicle crashes, strokes, assaults, falls, and sports-related incidents.
Each year, about 50,000 brain-trauma patients die, 230,000 are hospitalized and up to 90,000 survive with long-term disabilities. At least 3 million people in the USA live with disabilities because of traumatic brain injuries, the CDC says.
According to the agency, brain injuries also take a huge financial toll: Americans spend roughly $60 billion a year — $10 billion for medical care and $50 billion for lost productivity.
Krempels Center, located in Portsmouth New Hampshire, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with brain injury from trauma, tumor or stroke.
The Center offers programs that engage members in
meaningful and productive experiences and provides
ongoing support and resources to those impacted by
In addition, the organization’s community outreach initiative provides education to the public about brain injury and brain injury prevention.
To learn more about Krempels Center please visit them here
Video: Krempels Center:
Here's a great video with David Krempels, founder of the Center.