Amara Elise Riccio lives with neuro-fatigue, balance and mobility difficulties, sensory impairments and chronic pain due to being struck by a car while walking to her dance recital. Through help from the Brain Injury Alliance of NJ (BIANJ), Amara received therapy to help with her balance and coordination and she was able to participate in Creative Expo, where she showcased her artwork and writing.
On April 30, 2008, Alec Silverman sustained a brain injury at a baseball game when he collided with a teammate. For the last 31/2 years he’s experienced problems from the concussion, and with the help of BIANJ, Alec began to tell his story to raise awareness.
Watch this video to hear their amazing stories and more:
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) is a state-wide non-profit organization that serves more than 10,000 individuals annually through its family support, advocacy, education and prevention programs. BIANJ brings together people with brain injury, their families and friends, and concerned allied health professionals to improve the quality of life people experience after brain injury.
Visit bianj.org for more information or to make a donation.