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 and Physical Problems

  •   Cognitively - Thinking Problems

  •   Emotional and Behavior Problems

  •   Social Problems

Some people are living with a brain injury and don't even know it.  In addition to TBI survivors, HIANN, supports individuals with other acquired brain injuries such as strokes and tumors.

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

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

  • 1.7 million Americans sustain a TBI every year.

  • Leading causes of TBI include: falls (35%), motor vehicle accidents (17%), assaults (10%),  Struck by/against events (17%) and unknown (21%).  Football has now been determined to be a major cause of TBI.

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

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

View the most common youth sports related brain injury statistics by clicking here.



HIANN strives to provide current, accurate information your family can depend on. We aim to:

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

  • Promote education and awareness of brain injury needs

  • Promote prevention program

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

  • Support vocational training and education for brain injury survivors



Our members come from all walks of life. Anyone is welcome to join HIANN. If you want 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 go to the Contact page 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, click on the “Contact” button and send us a message.