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"I also have a godson who went through a similar car accident at the age of 18. He was a passenger who was thrown out of the vehicle and sustained a head injury. It changed his whole life and his family too. They thank God every day for not taking him from them. He is doing fine, but like my sister Maria, he will never be the same."

Each year an estimated 1.4 people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injury. Of those injuries, 50,000 die and 235,000 are hospitalized and 1.1 million are treated and released from an emergency department.

Among children age 14 and younger, TBI.results in an estimated 2,685 deaths, 37,000 hospitalizations and 435,000 emergency department visits annually.

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