Ohio House Approves Balderson's Brain Injury Awareness Bill
Nearly 119,000 Ohioans Are Currently Affected By Tbi
February 15, 2012
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Columbus - 
The Ohio House of Representatives today approved a plan to designate July 9 of every year as "Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Day" in Ohio. Sponsored by State Senator Troy Balderson (R - Zanesville), Senate Bill 247 draws attention to a condition that affects nearly 119,000 Ohio residents. The measure 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. "The lives of Micah and all those living with TBI warrant our awareness and advocacy," Balderson said. "I wish to thank my colleagues in the legislature for joining this cause and shining a light on a very important issue to so many Ohio families." The bill now awaits the signature of Governor John Kasich for enactment into law. More information about Micah's efforts can be found at http://www.brainsong.org/. For other information regarding brain injury advocacy in Ohio, you can visit the Brain Injury Association of Ohio's website at http://www.biaoh.org/.
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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