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Episode Info: In today's episode of Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers we are Featured on Daytime Toronto. Listen to the podcast or watch the video podcast on Vimeo. Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers video's Podcast. Read the Transcript Podcast Below One of the stats I mentioned earlier in the show was that a traumatic brain injury is the leading killer and disabler of Canadians under the age of 40. And the statistics go on and on about a brain injury. And how it affects the lives of Canadians and Torontonians, of course. So we've got a great event coming up. We're going to tell you about how these support people with brain injuries of the committee member from BIST/OBIA Mix & Mingle - Ruth Fernandez and the chair of the BIST/OBIA charity event, Greg Neinstein. Good to have you both here. Thanks for having us here this morning. Thanks for having us This is the Brain Injury Society of Toronto. Is that right? And the other one is the Ontario Brain Injury Association. What is the best? Well, this is the local chapter of the Ontario Brain Injury Association. So, there were several chapters, 26 chapters all across Ontario, and the Toronto chapter. And these chapters are aimed at helping survivors of brain injuries. Find peer support groups, resources, and help them get integrated back into the community after they've received a head injury. And we are, that was just one statistic I gave. The numbers on brain injuries are shocking, right? 18,000 Ontarians will suffer a brain injury. And that means, you know, in one year, every hour six Canadians are afflicted with a brain injury. And those stats are quite high when you consider all diseases in all sorts of fields. It happens to, you know, people that we know. One in 10 people that you know will suffer a brain injury this year. So it's quiet, it's a big, huge problem in our society. And for kids, especially. Right? It's so important that they wear a helmet when they're practicing sports and that they're taking all precautions to be safe. So one of the things that this OBIA does is help with awareness because there is not enough awareness. And unfortunately, this is, in OBIA, they'd just been started in the last 10-15 years. And it's probably shocked when you hear the numbers in the lack of information people have about head injuries considering all the other amazing fundraisers that we see across Ontario. And when you see the numbers of head injuries, it's shocking that there is not much awareness about this disease. A head injury can be so debilitating, and it could affect you for the rest of your life. And it often does. It often does. You know, usually, patients will present with communication disabilities. And you know, it's always, it's not always very clear if you have a brain injury, so. Right. You break an arm, it's clear. It's easy to see. Exactly. But some might be stumbling with their words. You might, and you don't do it together. Yeah, you don't often pick up on that unless you know the person for a ...
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