• You Have the Power to Prevent TBI — Watch How

      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on March 27, 2017

    Many people think of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a combat risk. However, most service members experience TBIs in non-deployed settings. That’s why the A Head for the Future “Power to Prevent” public service announcement video focuses on how to stay safe in everyday situations.

  • Military Spouse Speaks Up for Her Husband

      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Feb. 21, 2017

    During a firefight while deployed, a 7.62 round bounced off of Army Sgt. 1st Class Bradley Lee’s helmet. He didn’t think anything of it at the time and continued on as if nothing had happened. After all, Lee thought that his “body was a machine and that it would do anything if you simply feed it.”

  • From Car Accident to Beauty Pageant: Discover Tina’s Story

      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Feb. 21, 2017

    Air Force veteran Tina Garcia woke up in a daze after her car was rear-ended in 2002. When she was rushed to the hospital, she was told not to move and that her neck was probably broken. Garcia was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Recovery was tough but eventually led her down a surprising path.

    “I had to relearn how to read and write. The worst part was recalling my own family. I would lose words, and I would get angry. I’m a fighter, but I really could not just soldier my way through,” Garcia said. 

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