Columbus - 
State Senator Troy Balderson (R - Zanesville) provided sponsor testimony today for a bill that would designate July 9 of every year as "Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Day" in Ohio. The Republican legislator explained the measure before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Micah Jones, a Zanesville native, has served as inspiration for the bill and has played a roll in its introduction. The young woman has been living with conditions of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) since being struck by a drunk driver on July 9, 2004. She and representatives from her foundation, BrainSong, as well as other brain injury advocates began working with Balderson over the summer in hopes of drawing added attention to TBI. "Micah's courage is an inspiration and should give strength to those facing similar challenges," Balderson said. "With nearly 119,000 Ohioans living with TBI, it's necessary to raise awareness and better their quality of life." More information about Micah's efforts can be found at For other information regarding brain injury advocacy in Ohio, you can visit the Brain Injury Association of Ohio's website at
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