Posted on August 20, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

The  Brain Injury Association of America recommends that you tune in to ABC’s “Nightline Prime,” and its series  “Secrets of Your Mind: Why We Do What We Do,” which debuted Thursday night.

The four-part series tackles topics such as  the brain in love, brain and violence and the brain and food.

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For the “Brain in Love” installment, the BIAA helped ABC identify the couple featured in this segment.

‘As you may remember a few months ago a producer from ABC contacted the BIAA in search of a story about TBI and love,” said Wendy Leedy, the BIAA’s director of affiliate services.

“BIAA then put out a call to you to assist us in finding a survivor willing to share their story about sustaining a TBI and how that injury impacted their relationship,” Leedy said. “After numerous inquiries from survivors and professionals interested in sharing their story and experience, a couple, Anna and Derrick Gaines and their children, reached out and expressed their interest in sharing their story. This story chronicles Derrick’s injury and the impact it had on his marriage including the birth of their children following Derrick’s injury and where they are today – happily married while still learning and working towards overcoming obstacles.” 

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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
Past Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice :: 800-992-9447