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Brain Injury & Concussion

Rohan's Story

When brain injury happens at a young age, education can be a critical component of recovery. Eight-year-old Rohan Rai’s smile can light up any room. He loves to sing and can bring an audience to its feet with his rendition of “I’ll Always Love You,” which he performed at his school’s talent show last year. Seeing him today, you’d never guess that he has a brain injury.
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Ben’s Story

It was a perfect day at the beach. The sun was shining and the water was just right. Ben and his friends splashed in the waves and built sand castles, while his mom Joanne and the other parents chatted under the umbrellas, keeping a watchful eye on the children. But as the day came to a close, everyone headed back to the house, just a few blocks away.
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Cameron's Story

As 6-year-old Cameron Mott sings and dances her way around her family’s North Carolina living room, it’s obvious she has some serious star power. But things weren’t always this way. At age three she started having seizures and was diagnosed with cortical dysplasia, an abnormality in the development of the cerebral cortex. "She was having six to 10 seizures a day," says her dad, Casey. The seizures robbed Cameron’s family of their little girl. Every morning she was clear and bright, but then the first seizure would hit. Cameron would lose consciousness and fall to the floor.
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Mark's Story

For many 12-year-olds, meeting a room full of strangers is intimidating. But not for Mark, who sees such occasions as new opportunities to win over a crowd. Once a promising young performer, Mark hasn’t been able to sing, dance, or act since last summer, when he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a Jet-Ski accident. But true charisma knows no physical limitations. When Mark enters a room, he shines.
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Graeme's Story

On an early spring morning in 2006, when Bonnie Frost called out to her 11-year-old son Graeme from the kitchen of their Baltimore row home, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" "Car designer!" he replied, barely looking up from Nintendo - as though it had always been part of the game plan. And this seemed remarkable to her, for just a year prior neither she nor her son could have fathomed such thoughts.
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Matthew S' Story

After surviving a horrific car crash, Matthew Slattery defied expectations in his recovery from traumatic brain injury with the help of the brain injury rehabilitation program at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
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