Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a silent epidemic that impacts over two million American lives each year. According to the CDC, traumatic brain injury alone costs an estimated 76.5 billion dollars each year in medical expenses and indirect costs. We all know someone who has experienced a traumatic brain injury; and as likely, someone in our own family has experienced a stroke.
Brain injury survivors face unique challenges that go beyond the loss of physical and cognitive ability. Once discharged from hospitals and rehabilitation, most go home to a compromised life, including scattered families, lost jobs, and severed social connections. These challenges can feel insurmountable, and impact a survivor’s ability to rebuild a meaningful life.
Krempels Center, located in Portsmouth New Hampshire, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with brain injury from trauma, tumor or stroke.
The Center offers programs that engage members in meaningful and productive experiences and provides ongoing support and resources to those impacted by brain injury.
In addition, the organization’s community outreach initiative provides education to the public about brain injury and brain injury prevention.
To learn more about Krempels Center please visit them here.