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Published February 27, 2012, 09:52 PM

North Dakota health groups discuss traumatic brain injuries

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Groups in Bismarck, Fargo, Dickinson, and Minot meet via video polycom to discuss traumatic brain injuries through the department of human services. These groups have been meeting quarterly for nearly four years. They are made up of professionals, doctors, or anyone who has been affected by traumatic brain injury.

Groups in Bismarck, Fargo, Dickinson, and Minot meet via video polycom to discuss traumatic brain injuries through the department of human services. These groups have been meeting quarterly for nearly four years. They are made up of professionals, doctors, or anyone who has been affected by traumatic brain injury.

This gives them the chance to meet and discuss services that may be needed state wide. They also act as a way to inform one another about events coming up in each community and provide support.

Organizers say more and more people are being diagnosed with these types of injuries so it is important that there is more awareness being brought to the issue.

Rebecca Quinn – UND Medical School: “It is really important for everyone to know that brain injuries are in our population and they are something that individuals struggle with, they struggle with awareness, and being able to fit back into a community after they sustained an injury.”

Organizers are starting an event called "Crane Storm." They are asking people to fold origami cranes to represent everyone in North Dakota suffering from a TBI. They hope to present nearly 13,000 cranes in the capital for the next legislative session.

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