Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Brain Injury

Again I looked to see if anything has come out on this movement and the brain injured community. Again nothing. But this time something new, the vet that was injured in the Occupy Oakland incident received a brain injury.

Doctors in Oakland, California, are struggling to save the life of an Iraq war veteran who has become a rallying cry for the Occupy Wall Street movement after he was badly wounded in clashes between protesters and police.
Scott Olsen, 24, a former US Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq, was struck in the head by a tear gas canister fired by police trying to prevent protesters from reclaiming a public square, protest organisers said. http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/5866509/War-veteran-hurt-in-Occupy-Wall-Street-protests


Why is this movement important to the brain injured community? Not because of incidents like this. Last weekend there were local protests and a woman spoke of  an issue so many brain injured have dealt with. She had to move from her house to a "small apartment in the ghetto" just to pay her medical bills and feed her family.





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