The Story Behind the Poster
Brain Injury Can Happen to Anyone
As we enter graduation season, high school seniors across the country take an important step toward the realization of their dreams and career goals.
Three years ago, when Hailey Harms escorted her friend Evan Wall as he achieved that rite of passage, life changing injury was not a part of their future plans.
Hailey was a competitive skater who hoped to make the national team and compete in the Olympics. Evan was a linebacker who won MVP his senior year as well as awards for excellence in maths and sciences.
Three years later, due to unrelated brain injuries, their lives will never be the same.
Hailey sustained multiple skating-related concussions and was told she would never be able to skate again.
Evan was in a car accident that left him where he is today – working hard to regain control of his speech and mobility.
Two ambitious teenagers from the same rural community sustained completely separate brain injuries that changed the course of their lives forever. Brain injury can happen to anyone.
Evan and Hailey’s stories are featured in a four-part video mini-series for Brain Injury Awareness Month being released nationally on social media over the next ten days under the hashtags #BIAM17 and #thisisthefaceofbraininjury.