National Public Radio (NPR) had an excellent piece today called “Helping Troops Recover from Brain Injuries,” which recounted the story of Steve Cobbs, an army sargeant who sustained a TBI when his vehicle plummeted into a crater.
You can listen to the NPR story HERE.
Currently, 67% of soldiers severely injured in Iraq are being diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury–that amounts to ten a day. This is a terrifying statistic because it means that while many of them are surviving wounds that would have killed them, they are also entering a society terribly unprepared to offer them the lifetime support they will need for their injuries.
Read more about the quiet crisis of brain injury and the Iraq war here.