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"National Brain Injury Awareness Month" recognized in Sioux City


Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott was out to mark the occasion for "National Brain Injury Awareness Month" with a proclamation at Opportunities Unlimited.

The organization serves those in the community with brain injuries.

CEO and President of Opportunities Unlimited Stephanie Brown said brain injuries, including concussions, are very common, and they create changes in personality and levels of function.

She said it's important to raise awareness to educate the public, remind families going through this they're not alone, and also it's important for those who are on the road to recovery.

"With the persons that we serve, I think it reminds them that people haven't forgotten the struggle that they're going through on a daily basis to return to their new normal," Brown said.

Gehlen Catholic students did their part by helping serve and clean up at the event.

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