Every 22 seconds one person in the U.S. sustains a brain injury. An estimated 5.3 Americans- a little more than 2% of the population live with disabilities resulting from a brain injury. Many of these survivors are adolescents and young adults who have extensive residual deficits, often resulting in a loss of social networks and friendships.
Each year in Massachusetts, over 32,500 people receive emergency room treatment for traumatic brain injuries. Annually, over 500 die.
More than 50,000 people die every year as a result of traumatic brain injury.
About 5.3 million Americans - a little more than 2% of the population live with disabilities resulting from a brain injury.
SOBI (Survivors of Brain Injury) was started in March 2004 by a voluntary group of multidisciplinary clinicians to meet the needs of young adults with brain injuries. It is a community group that meets monthly to provide social and recreational activities in a supportive environment.