Balderson's Brain Injury Awareness Bill Clears Senate Chamber
Nearly 119,000 Ohioans Have Been Affected By Tbi
January 10, 2012
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Columbus - 
State Senator Troy Balderson (R - Zanesville) today saw his Senate colleagues give approval for his plan to designate July 9 of every year as "Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Day" in Ohio. The aim of Senate Bill 247 was greatly influenced by Zanesville native, Micah Jones, who has been living with conditions of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) since being struck by a drunk driver on July 9, 2004. In the years since the incident, Micah founded BrainSong: The Micah Jones Foundation to assist those who have been affected by TBI. "Recognition of Traumatic Brain Injury is long overdue and I am grateful to Micah for working with me on this issue," Balderson said. "Her courage and perseverance is an inspiration to all who know her." The bill will now make its way to the Ohio House of Representatives for approval. 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
Senator Balderson represents the 20th Senate District of Ohio, which is made up of Athens, Coshocton, Guernsey, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, and Washington Counties
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