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Pam Hallman to Meet with the U.S. Congressional Brain Injury Task Force13-Oct-2017

On October 25, our own Pam Hallman has been chosen to represent domestic violence and brain injury survivors across the country in front of the U.S. Congressional Brain Injury Task Force at a brie.. Read More...

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Unmasking Brain Injury

Brain injury has many faces, seen and unseen. Come see their stories.

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Anonymous
"Victim of crime."

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Sean S.
"Top of mask shows shattered thoughts and brain. Bandages on lips are how I feel silenced since the accident."

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Lisa Mc.
"Yellow side of mask was prior to my accident, I was happy, loved being around people, could remember dates, names and events. Blue and white represents all noises seem to be on same level, frustration not being able to remember dates and names. Don't like family gatherings and crowds due to noise."

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Margaret G.
"The tears show the loss of my life as it was prior to my assault. I used eyelashes and lipstick to show that I am still a normal person even though I have a brain injury."

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Claudia S.
"Because of the accident I had to drop out of school and my daughters were placed in foster care. Tear shows my depression that I struggle with. Right side of mask shows my life before accident. Happy, engineering student, daughters and the left side show my sadness, pain and hopelessness, but it does it good for me to get involved in community and advocacy organizations."

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Paul C.
"I look and talk normal, but I know I used to know some things or how to do it. And at times I can't remember. My eye's also when stressed, see double or at time my brain ignores what the one eye sees."

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Kerrie W.
Kerrie has "Locked-In" Syndrome , can only communicate with eyes. This mask was made by her father.

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Alanda M.
"Black/Red for anger & depression pain, feels he looks too grotesque due to misshapen eye. Isolated." (This mask was made by a caregiver for a brain injury survivor)

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Janet S.
"Since my brain injury I feel like there are two sides to me. The happy, pretty side and the sad, depressed and frustrated side."

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Elizabeth O.
"I like gardening and knitting and enjoy the outdoors."

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Lori D.
"One side reflects my life before accident. I was happy, athletic, good mother, not on meds. The red hand shows how confused and angry I am. I often wake up at 5:20 from a nightmare, time that accident occurred."

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Kaitlin H.
"Male/Female, black/white, it doesn't matter who you are, we are all equal and different."

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Holly D.
"The black mark is the hole left by the brain tumor after it was removed. It was the size of a golf ball. The words in black are the negative consequences of the tumor. The red around the black hole is the anger. The words in green are the things that are making my life easier again. The yellow represents how life is starting to get better around the edges."

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Barbara T.
"Left: describes how I felt with aneurysm, very confusing, red is pain, blue is sadness, no concept of what my life will be like, thinking I would need 24/7 care, my warrior spirit came out. Right: represented spiritual transformation, purple is if you fight hard enough, you can do it."

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Patrick R.
"Drunk accident, 17 days in a coma. Question make means 'who am I, what do I want, where I'm going,' squiggly lines are many different thoughts going through my head everyday."

These masks are part of larger program spanning both the United States and Canada. For more information about the Unmasking Brain Injury program or to view mask from across the U.S. and Canada, click the banner below.

http://unmaskingbraininjury.org/