NPR Tackles TBI During Wartime
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.