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To create a better future for all Nebraskans through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy and support.


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Survivor Stories

Leslie Taylor, Former Long-Haul Truck Driver

I was a long-haul truck driver. On October 14, 2013, my life changed. According to the truckers at the site, the dive I took from the cab of my semi was impressive, and I really nailed the landing! I fell from a standing position and landed on the upper left side of my face and head with an impact equal to a 9-foot fall. I was diagnosed with a closed head concussion, a traumatic brain injury.  Read more of Leslie's Story.


News & Notes

"One in 3 women in the United States has experienced intimate partner violence. What we found leads us to believe that many people are walking around with undiagnosed brain injury," said lead researcher Julianna Nemeth.

In 2008, during a preseason football scrimmage for Buckingham Browne & Nichols, 16-year-old Zach McLeod suffered a blow to the head that caused an acute internal brain bleed. “He survived, but part of his brain did not,” says Zach’s father, Pat. He and his wife, Tammy, describe their experience dealing with this change as one of "ambiguous loss."