A Nebraska group and a museum have come up with a novel way to heighten awareness of brain injury, according to the Associated Press.
Residents across Nebraska volunteered to create cranes out of bright-colored paper, and Hastings Museum in Hastings, Neb., has hung them in its light well, AP reported. There were 36,000 cranes made, representing the 36,000 people in Nebraska who have a disability from brain injury.
The project was initiated by the Brain Injury Association of Nebraska to commemorate Brain Injury Awareness Month, which is March, AP said. The cranes will be on display until May 5.
According to AP, the cranes were connected on different strands of string so they could be hung up, and they filled up an entire room when museum staff laid them out on the floor.
Their vast number will really bring home how many people in the Cornhusker State live with brain injury.
By the way, the seventh annual Nebraska Brain Injury Conference will take place April 4 and 5 in Kearney, Neb.