The Importance of Brain Health: My Son’s Brain Injury And Recovery

by JJ Virgin on March 16, 2016

In honor of March’s Brain Injury Awareness Month, I have something really special I want to share with you.

If you know my story, then you know I’m a big believer in fish oil. In fact, I made sure it was part of my son Grant’s treatment after he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. 

After Grant was airlifted to a hospital, doctors grimly informed me they couldn’t do anything for him. He was in a coma with bones literally sticking out of his body. One doctor sadly told us, “You have to let him go.”

Anyone who has kids knows that letting them go isn’t an option – not for one millisecond. If you can fight for them in any capacity, you fight.

I determined, in that moment, to prove those doctors wrong.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year, and almost half a million of those are children. Head injuries often happen with kids, and there are steps we can take to protect our children, our own health, and the lives of the people we love.

Omega-3s have been proven to protect your brain and increase healing from brain injuries.1 This month, please start being proactive about your family’s and your own brain health by beginning a quality omega-3 supplement. (I have a superior-quality fish oil called Omega Plus available if you’d like to start there.) 

This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Grant’s accident and recovery are a reminder to all of us to protect our brain health. 

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