Pur­ple bus mak­ing us aware

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

A BIG pur­ple bus would cer­tainly grab your at­ten­tion, and for Belinda Adams, it’s ex­actly what she wants to raise aware­ness of brain in­juries in a five-week tour through­out Aus­tralia.

And Ms Adams will be stop­ping in Grafton on Wed­nes­day ea­ger to spread the word in the Clarence Val­ley.

As part of her jour­ney, Ms Adams will be stop­ping at hos­pi­tals, schools, lo­cal com­mu­nity groups, and venues to raise aware­ness for brain in­jury.

Ms Adams’ jour­ney with brain in­jury be­gan when her son, Dy­lan, sus­tained a trau­matic brain in­jury. Since then she has be­come an ac­tive ad­vo­cate for Dy­lan and broader brain in­jury aware­ness.

In 2012, there were an es­ti­mated 730,000 Aus­tralians liv­ing with a brain in­jury (ABS, 2012).

Start­ing in Bris­bane on July 15, Ms Adams’ tour will travel through Queens­land, New South Wales, the Aus­tralian Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory, Vic­to­ria, South Aus­tralia, and the North­ern Ter­ri­tory. The tour will fin­ish at an ar­rival event in Bris­bane dur­ing Brain In­jury Aware­ness Week on Au­gust 22.

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