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Brain Injury
I'm a brain injury survivor
TBI Stands For...

Brain Injury

Brain injury does not have a face until it's yours or someone you know.

I'm a brain injury survivor

It's not always easy, but it is doable. It's not always pleasant, but I won't let that stop me. It's what I choose to make of it, and I make that choice each and every day.

TBI Stands For...

Totally Brave Individual... just so you know.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

In 1993, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation establishing the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program in the Department of Health in order that the special needs of survivors of brain injuries and their families could be addressed. “Traumatic Brain Injury” (TBI) is defined as an acquired injury to the brain. Such term does not include brain dysfunction caused by congenital or degenerative disorder, nor birth trauma, but may include brain injuries caused by anoxia due to near drowning. The term “survivor” refers to a person who has sustained and survived a traumatic brain injury. The TBI Program is charged with expanding and revising existing state plans and services for persons with traumatic brain injury. To fund the program the General Assembly increased the fines on four traffic violations and dedicated those funds to the TBI Trust Fund. The grant that is awarded will be funded from the Trust Fund.