Oregon Bill Aims to Help Brain Injury Survivors Access, Locate Services

(KATU 2) — A bill in the Oregon Legislature is looking to help survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) locate and access the multiple different types of critical services needed in their recovery.

“Every TBI is different and for me the biggest challenges are balance and coordination,” said Dave Nichols who is recovering from a TBI he suffered after a rock climbing injury five years ago.

He and his mother, Kathryn Nichols, brought multiple lawmakers to tears with their testimony supporting Senate Bill 420 during a hearing April 5. CONTINUE