Posted: June 1, 2018

Unmasking builds brain injury awareness

As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Grand River Hospital’s KW Campus is hosting an emotional exhibit that tells the stories of local brain injury survivors.

The Brain Injury Association Waterloo-Wellington organized the display of 23 masks. Individuals with brain injuries painted and decorated the masks.

The art works show vividly how it feels to manage the fatigue, dizziness, mood changes and frustration that are common with acquired brain injuries caused by events such as car accidents, falls and sports injuries.

The Unmasking Brain Injury project is part of a province-wide initiative that provides survivors a powerful way to tell their stories, making the invisible, visible.

The masks are on display at the KW Campus until June 10th. The display is open to the public.