From: Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Run Your Trail Off!
Date: Fri Sep 13 22:01:13 MDT 2013
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 801-716-4993                                                                                                                            September 13, 2013

  Dear Dean,

We'd like to thank all those who came out to support Brain Injury Awareness Night with the Orem Owlz! Despite the front seat to a wild electrical storm, the night was filled with great enthusiasm and support for those with brain injury!

We have two upcoming events, the annual Family and Professionals Conference, as well as a fun 5K, "Run Your Trails Off" up at Snow Basin on September 28. Read on to learn more! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at our terrific autumn events.



Ron Roskos
Executive Director
Brain Injury Alliance of Utah

Ron Savage Will Be the Keynote Speaker for the Family and Professional Conference 

By Preston Johnson
Lennie Burke was a senior on his Vermont high school basketball team in the 1980's. He suffered a severe head injury during one of his games. Lennie and his mom travelled across the country in search of doctors who had experience with this type of injury.

Ron Savage the Chairman of the North American Brain Injury Society said, "People that got severe brain injuries back then just didn't live."

Lennie's mom persevered and also enlisted Dr. Savage's help even though he had never handled a patient like Lennie before. The experience was new for everyone.

Thirty years later, after much work, help from doctors and especially his mom, Lennie is a contributing member of the community. He lives semi-independently, has a part time job and lots of friends.
Early Bird Tickets
Starting at $45
Learn about behavioral strategies, recreation opportunities, adaptive technology and strategies, and legal support.

Family & Professional Conference
October 24, 2013

Register online at

Law Firm Dewsnup, King & Olsen Serves Brain Injury Victims
By Preston Johnson

A mother in labor was experiencing the most painful part of child birth. Her unborn baby was healthy and moments away from taking his first breath. Pitocin, a common drug used to spur contractions and control bleeding, under the right circumstances can be very beneficial. In this case, it was almost deadly.

A negligent and distracted doctor gave the mother Pitocin when it was not even called for. Not only did the doctor use the wrong drug, but also gave the mother a gross overdose causing a contraction so strong that it almost squeezed the life out of the unborn child. The contraction cut off the blood supply to the baby's brain causing permanent damage. The otherwise healthy baby was born blind with cerebral palsy and without use of his arms or legs. The baby would need constant care for the rest of his life.

Lawyer Ed Havas the President of Dewsnup, King & Olsen took on the case and won a large sum of money to help the family pay for therapy, a modified wheelchair with a lift when the child grew older and other medical treatment. The family now tries to live as normally as possible.

Upcoming Events
"Run Your Trail Off"
5K Walk/Run
September 28, 2013, Maples Trail at Snow Basin Resort. Hosted by Zoe Sports. $15 Includes T-Shirt, Water Bottle, Drawing and Fun! Register day of starting at 7 a.m.

Family & Professional Conference
October 24, 2013
Learn about behavioral strategies, recreation opportunities, adaptive technology and strategies, and legal support.

Click here to learn more about our events or to register.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your company would like to become a sponsor for one of our upcoming events, we would love your support!

■Learn first-hand the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families and determine how to meet those needs.

■ Develop valuable contacts with key decision makers in the field of brain injury treatment, rehabilitation and research.

■ Showcase products and services to a rapidly growing audience of persons with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.

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