The team at Heninger Garrison Davis held our third annual “Brain Freeze Challenge” in conjunction with our community partner, Alabama Head Injury Foundation (AHiF), to bring awareness to the many challenges faced by those who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury. Scott Powell, Executive Director of AHiF, was on hand to share the many benefits that the foundation provides to people who have suffered a traumatic brain or spinal injury. HGD partner, Brandy Robertson, is a Board Member for AHiF, and HGD partner, Erik Heninger, sits on the Regional Board.
One of the specialized practice areas for HGD is Brain and Spinal Injury, and the team often works with clients who have suffered devastating injuries. In addition to the AHiF team, Graci Pennington, Miss Alabama United States, was also on hand to speak about about TBI’s and the resources provided by AHiF. Graci’s platform for the Miss Universe pageant is “Head’s up for Head Injuries.” To learn more about her platform and support for TBIs, visit her YouTube Channel here: Graci’s YouTube Channel.
One of the life-altering side-effects involved in a TBI is a similar aching in the skull to what is recognized as the “brain freeze” that occurs after consuming a cold item too quickly. For that reason, the Brain Freeze Challenge helps bring awareness to what those suffering from a TBI may experience, as well as highlight the AHiF resources available to those who have experienced one.
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A true 5013-C non-profit agency, AHIF employs Resource Coordinators across the state who work with clients and their caregivers.
Specific services include the following:
1. Identification of local resources to aid with home modification and/or independent living.
2. Support in securing appropriate Medicaid/Medicare/Disability payments.
3. Financial Management
4. Support in securing donated or discounted medical equipment
5. Recreational Support Group meetings for clients and their caregivers.
6. AHIF provides respite care to caregivers, giving them, at no cost, a brief break from the demands of 24/7 care of a loved one.
7. AHIF provides a weekend camp for survivors at Camp ASCCA. Camp provides survivors with a special and unique time of recreation and fellowship.