Over the last two years, members of the Williamsburg Moose Lodge #757 have shown their support for brain injury awareness by contributing $700 to the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) and the local Williamsburg Brain Injury Survivors Support Group. Injury to the brain due to falls, motor vehicle crashes, tumors, aneurysm, stroke, and other sudden events can change the course of a life in an instant. As the human body's most essential organ, the brain controls all of an individual's physical and cognitive functions. The result of injury can be multifaceted and include everything from chronic pain to personality change. Groups like BIAV and the Williamburg Support Group help survivors and their families find needed resources and emotional support from the time of injury and throughout life as injuries evolve from immediate to lifelong. The Williamsburg Support Group welcomes survivors and caregivers to their meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg. Attendees learn more about their often-frustrating symptoms and find out about medical resources as well as strategies for coping with them. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-784-0344 for more information.
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