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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), millions of Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year:

  • Every 23 seconds one person in the United States sustains a TBI.

  • 5.3 million Americans live with disabilities resulting from a TBI.

  • 2.8 million Americans sustain a TBI every year; 50,000 die.

  • Leading causes of TBI include: falls (47%), struck by/against events (15%), motor vehicle accidents (14%), and other causes, including intentional self-harm (24%).  Combat duty in the military has now also been determined to be a major cause of TBI.

  • Every year 50,000 children sustain bicycle related TBIs; 400 die.

  • Young men (15-24) have the highest rate of TBI.

  • In 2012, an estimated 329,290 children (age 19 or younger) were treated for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or TBI. View the most common youth sports related brain injury statistics by clicking here.


Just as no two brains are alike, no two brain injuries are alike. Each person living with a traumatic brain injury is affected in a different way:

  •   Health Issues

  • Physical Impairments

  •   Cognitive Functions

  •   Emotional Stresses

  • Behavior Problems

  •   Social Isolation

While most TBI survivors depict obvious symptoms, some people are living with a TBI and don't even know it.  Although they may appear “normal” their lives are filled with many obstacles relating to their TBI.



In addition to TBI survivors, HIANN supports individuals with other acquired brain injuries such as strokes and tumors. HIANN strives to provide current, accurate information your family can depend on. We aim to:

  • Serve families as a non-profit brain injury information resource

  • Promote education and awareness of brain injury needs

  • Promote prevention programs

  • Provide emotional support, resources and recreation to its members and brain injury survivors

  • Support vocational training and education for brain injury survivors



HIANN Members come from all walks of life. Anyone is welcome to join HIANN. If you want to learn more about traumatic brain injury support, information, fellowship, recreation, and other resources, then you’ve come to the right place. Join HIANN today and start receiving all of the benefits we have to offer. Simply click on the “Contact” button above and request a membership brochure. Check out HIANN's Facebook page by clicking here.


PRESIDENT: Jeff McDaniel, VICE PRESIDENT: Michael Hume, SECRETARY: Janice Holman, TREASURER: Kevin Patchett.

BOARD MEMBERS: Alison Hume; Deborah Lena-Frazier; Amelia McDaniel; Beth Patchett; Sabrina Martin; Marian Berryhill; Amanda Sumrall; and Chris Nicholas.

HIANN is always looking for concerned and motivated volunteers to join the Board of Directors. If you have an interest in helping HIANN, click here and send us a message.


His hopes and dreams lay before him,

Free as a bird, some would say,

Fate turned his world around,

And he would have to find another way.


Ripped apart in an instant,

His life would be forever changed.

Hospitals, therapy, assisted living,

That was where it had ranged.


Hopeful he has remained through it all,

Never one to lament over strife or pain.

Soaring broad and far he is bound to be,

Though difficult, his future remains.