Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Raising Money for Toys for Tots

Patients at a traumatic brain injury care facility are making ornaments to help Toys for Tots and in the process helping themselves.
By Ashley Hinson

LUBBOCK, TX -- Patients at a traumatic brain injury care facility are making ornaments to help Toys for Tots and in the process helping themselves. 

Using his artistic ability is a way for Joel Parks to heal.  He recently suffered a brain injury after falling in his house and now struggles with day to day activities. 

"My hands numb and my speech," said Parks.

This is the third year Parks and the 17 other patience at the Transitional Learning Center are making Christmas ornaments to sell and then buy gifts for the Toys for Tots drive.
 
"It's really exciting to see different people that have experienced a traumatic brain injury come together and give back to the community when they themselves are experiencing something that's been tough and challenging for their family," said Andrea Wann, Speech Pathologist.  "So it's really exciting to see them just care and what to do something for the community"

TLC also held a luncheon where they raised close to $500. 

If you'd like to donate to Toys for Tots visit www.toysfortots.org


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