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Brain Injury Victims celebrate a new lease on Life at Brain Injury Awareness Night hosted by the Og
“Brain Injury Awareness Night” at the ballpark is the first event like this for the Ogden Raptors, as they partner with the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah. For $5 people can enjoy a night at the ballpark while supporting a worthwhile cause.
Brain Injury Awareness Night
The Ogden Raptors VS. the Grand Junction Rockies
Thursday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m.
Lindquist Field, 2330 Lincoln Avenue, Ogden
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at www.biau.org.
Laurent Neu, member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be performing the national anthem, as part of a night full of entertainment for “Brain Injury Awareness Night.” In 1998 after celebrating the 4th of July with his family, Laurent’s world flipped upside down. He was riding his motorcycle home and was hit by a driver. At the time of his accident, while laying in a coma, doctors told Laurent’s family that he had just a 25% chance of surviving his traumatic brain injury. Twelve years later he proudly accepted a seat on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, a feat that required persistence in music and dedication to overcoming the long term affects of his injury. Laurent enjoys his new lease on life, and sings to his fullest, realizing that music, just like life, is a gift that needs to be cherished. Neu’s performance is part of an all star line up, of guest appearances by those who have recovered from brain injury. BIAU hopes to bring awareness about Brain Injury to the public’s attention, and to stress the importance of Being HeadSmart, in preventing injuries.
The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, BIAU, is a non-profit community organization in Murray, UT, that serves Utah residents who have been affected by a brain injury. They provide resources, education and a shared community connection through events and each other. BIAU also works in conjunction with industry professionals such as case managers, physicians and therapists with their online forum and with their enormous library of information. For interviews or more information please call (801)716-4993 or visit our website at www.biau.org.