• SOURCE: The Department of Defense

New Campaign Helps Service Members And Veterans With Brain Injuries



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ANCHOR LEAD: A new campaign form the Defense Department is helping service members and veterans with brain injuries. Brian Osuch has the story. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. The Department of Defense finds more than 330,000 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries or TBIs since 2000. Colonel Sidney Hinds, MD… CUT: (Colonel Hinds) The vast majority are diagnosed at home, not in the deployed setting. Things like motor vehicle accidents, falls, sporting events as well as blast injuries are some of the most common military causes. SCRIPT: Randy Gross is an Army veteran who sustained a head injury while in a vehicle, unrestrained. He's sharing his story with the help of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. CUT: (Gross) DVBIC launched the A Head for the Future initiative to bring to light the issues of traumatic brain injuries. To let them know that recognizing that you have a problem can lead to a very successful lifetime. So I thought, that bringing my message to let them know that I've made a full recovery and having multiple traumatic brain injuries that a successful life is possible. SCRIPT: For more information and to hear TBI testimonials from those service members who sought care and are moving forward with their lives, use your web browser and search for A Head for the Future. That's Newsbreak from DVBIC.
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