Dennis Benigno , President of The Coalition for Brain Injury Research, comments on the importance of this project: "Traumatic brain injuries ("TBI") have a higher rate of occurrence than most major medical disorders, yet the field has never achieved the recognition it deserves.
Twenty years ago my son Dennis John Benigno
was struck by an automobile that resulted in a severe brain injury.
Unable to walk or talk, his
mother and I continue to care for him at home
providing for his
Until recently the injured brain was thought of as something that could not be healed.
That thinking has changed.
Recent advances have shown that the brain can regenerate and, with help, may one day reverse the effects of TBI.
Stem cell research offers that hope.
For the first time, my son Dennis
and other severely brain injured survivors can now hope for a better, more productive life.