The story of the masks
The purpose of the Unmasking Brain Injury project is to promote awareness of the prevalence of brain injury; to give survivors a voice and the means to educate others of what it's like to live with a brain injury; to show others that persons living with a disability due to their brain injury are like anyone else, deserving of dignity, respect, compassion and the opportunity to prove their value as citizens in their respective communities.
Last year, we encouraged our members to make masks as part of the Unmasking Brain Injury project, which was started by Hinds' Feet Farm in North Carolina. We shared the masks from our association at the June 2017 meeting of the Ontario Brain Injury Association Advisory Council. Everyone was excited about the strength of the messages of the masks, and the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) decided to adopt this project with unveiling in June of 2018. Congratulations to our members for sharing their stories and making a difference in Ontario. It is truly amazing that an association of our size created and suggested the theme for this year's Brain Injury Awareness month in Ontario.
Masks by our members