Welcome to BigCrayon.org

Where Broken Crayons Still Color

Our 501(c)(3) EIN 85-0681517


Mission: Helping Traumatic Brain Injury patients with Post Concussion Syndrome become Chronically Capable.

 

 

  • Provides the latest mobile device cognitive games, and caregiver support groups.

  

  • Practices simple Daily routines to build the confidence each day toward a new normal.
 

 

It's imperative to stay focused practicing simple steps every day, stay persistent in small achievements, and celebrate every win.

     

Giving back for Progress with Prayers.

 

 

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Source: CDC

Disabilities arising from cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor impairments are not readily apparent to the public–unlike a broken leg, for example–is why TBI is referred to as the invisible epidemic. 

For the estimated 5.3 million Americans who live with a TBI-related disability, the financial cost is only part of the burden. The long-term impairments and disabilities associated with TBI are grave, and the full human cost is incalculable. 

Traumatic Brain Injury

TEDx "Brain concussion - Shake it and you break it"  by Steven Laureys MD PhD.  We offer Research Studies as well.

Miracles Happen

Anthony Washington wrote a book about this veteran’s comeback story.  It's a good short read for today's managers with remote teams. 


Christian Dillstrom of Top Person Digital Magazine is helping share the book about our founder after his car accident in 2015 changed his life forever.  Get your copy of the AWE book today at Amazon. 

Brain Injuries

There are several different types and grades of TBI:

  • Mild concussion (mTBI): Concussions are the most common type of TBI. Three out of 4 TBIs every year are concussions. These mTBIs can include brief alterations of consciousness such as feeling “dazed” or loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes. People who have an mTBI can experience confusion for about one day, which is different from difficulties with attention or memory.

  • Moderate TBI: this type of head injury is associated with loss of consciousness for over 30 minutes but less than one day. Confusion can last for up to one week.

  • Severe TBI: individuals with this type of head injury lose consciousness for over one full day. These injuries are typically associated with changes on head CT or brain MRI.

  • Uncomplicated TBI: Head CT/brain MRI are normal, regardless of mild, moderate or severe grade.

  • Complicated TBI: Head CT or brain MRI show changes, such as bleeding.

  • Closed: Most TBIs are closed. A closed TBI means an outside force causes a blow or jolt to the head that did not penetrate the skull. This impact injures the brain, causing it to swell.

  • Open: Healthcare providers may call open TBI a penetrating TBI. This injury occurs when a bullet, knife or something else goes through the skull. If the object goes into the brain, it directly damages brain tissue.

  • Nontraumatic: Also known as a hypoxic/anoxic brain injury. Some TBIs aren’t from trauma. They can result from strokes, seizures and events like choking and near-fatal drownings. These incidents can deprive the brain of oxygen (cerebral hypoxia).

Medical Costs

In the US alone, there are about 5 million people living with disabilities caused by TBI.  


That accounts for around $48-56 billion is spent annually on direct and indirect costs related to TBI.