Miracles Among Us Brain Fair on March 25th at South Collier Library.
BrainMinder Buddies came to the 2017 Brain Fair. First there was a puppet show presentation, then the helmet fitting and an information table for Pilot. The Brain Fair was well attended and there was a line of peoplep all the way out the door to be fitted for a helmet.
Helmutt, the Brain Injury Association of Florida mascot, was there to encourage everyone to wear their helmet. Stewie, the NCH Safe and Healthy Children’s Coalition of Collier County mascot was there with the message on water safety, to “never swim alone” and to wear a life preserver.
Joan Hurd (center) has fitted hundreds of
helmets over the years. Because of Joan,
our program has grown. Hazel Jaklitch
did a great job getting the signatures in
the book of those who were fitted with
helmets at the Pilot information table.
The new regulations are very comprehensive that we get signatures for all helmets and educational materials given, so we can continue to order helmets from the Florida Pedestrian and Bicycling Safety Resource Center.
Steve Sherman with Bikes for Tykes
brought two beautiful new bikes to
be given away at the Brain Fair. Suzan
Berg, President and founder of Miracles
Among Us is on the right.
Stewie was a star to the children and this
little one asked if Stewie would go home
with him. The event was a free
informational and educational
opportunity to learn the facts about
Traumatic Brain Injury and how to
prevent it. There were lectures by
medical professionals, a panel discussion
of survivors, family and caregivers. The informational booths by local agencies, as well as the Brain Injury Association of Florida included the Pilot Club of
Naples. We were featured as a sponsor on all advertising and the 7 foot banner on the exterior of the library.
A mom, dad and twins were all
fitted for a new bike helmet at the 2nd
Annual Miracles Among Us Brain Fair.
“There are 12,000 Brain Injury Survivors
in Lee and Collier Counties alone. . . and
we know that your life and those around
you can change in the blink of an eye!”
“Every 23 seconds someone in the US
sustains a traumatic brain injury. 50,000
do not survive. Those that do are
changed forever.” – TBI fact book.