Posted on September 26, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

Here is a mother’s love on full display.

An Idaho woman, Pamela Dowd, has embarked on a 7,500-mile journey to raise awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to KMVT-TV.

She is going from Boise to Washington in memory of her daughter, Brenna, who following a retina repair surgery developed an anoxic brain injury in 2010. She died 16 months after that.

Dowd is lobbying for better therapy and rehabilitation for TBI patients, and objects to the “warehousing” of those with TBI and the use of terms such as “vegetative state,” according to KMVT.

When she gets to D.C., Dowd plans to meet with lawmakers to discuss issues stemming from the care and rehab of patients with TBI.

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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
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