I’m participating in the Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike to support the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. When I finish, I will have hiked 13 miles and 7,400 vertical feet to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak to join other hikers and supporters in celebration of brain injury awareness. This is something I already regret agreeing to do, and I’m not happy about the physical strain this will take.
But nothing compares to the progress Kellen has made since he suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in March of 2013. Over the past two and a half years, Kellen has re-learned to breathe and eat on his own, walk, talk and help care for himself. He has gone from the ICU immediately following the crash and Craig Hospital to most recently moving into a group home for individuals with TBIs. There, he is learning to become even more independent, while attending classes, going on outings and sharing his journey with people with similar struggles.
Did you know that there are over 500,000 adults who have sustained a TBI and are living with a disability in Colorado and that almost 5,000 individuals are hospitalized each year?
The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers.
BIAC is the organization that survivors and families can turn to, with trusted staff who will listen, understand their situation, and provide them with solutions to help navigate their path to recovery.
Thank you so much for your support! Without you, BIAC cannot offer the much needed services to the brain injury community in Colorado.
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