4th Annual Beauties Bowling for Brain Injury
Beauties Bowling for Brain Injury
I Got Kicked in the Head
“No one ever anticipates being injured. It happens when you least expect it. The possibility of getting a concussion, of all things, definitely had never entered into my mind. After all, I was a dancer, not an athlete. But, it happened to me. And it changed my life.
I’m now two years post-injury. I still can’t dance or run due to headaches. My memory isn’t what it used to be. I struggle to memorize words in Spanish class and I still have many lost memories of my childhood and cloudy memories of the first year post-injury…”In March of my freshman year of high school I bent over to pick up a ball during gym class. We were playing team handball. If the ball is above your knee, you use your hands. If the ball is rules, but unanticipated disaster struck. As I went down to pick up the ball, he kicked, and the ball/foot combination struck me somewhere over my left eye. That’s all I remember. I was knocked unconscious.”
Beauty runs in the Family
Stephanie and Brooke Mills are pageant winners (Ms. America 2014 & Miss Capital Area Outstanding Teen, respectively.) After Brooke’s injury, both have dedicated their year of service to concussion awareness.
Brain Injury effects the whole family
“Concussion is hard on the entire family and as a Mom I can say that for sure. Brooke and I feel honored to give back and to continue raise awareness about concussion… We share BIANH vision to bring this issue into the forefront and that is why we created this fundraiser. We realize it takes money to provide baseline testing and most school’s budgets are stretched pretty thin. Brooke and I have been through a lot over the past couple of years and this is our way to try to make a difference…” Stephanie explains.
Together we can make a difference
Beauties Bowling for Brain Injury is a fundraiser to assist the Brain Injury Association of NH( BIANH) with their Concussion Program. Currently, BIANH’s Program covers over 18,000 NH High School Students. Besides education & training, the program covers the baseline testing and expert review of the results.
We look forward to seeing you on the lanes!!!