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St. Luke's Patients Paint Picture of Living With Brain Injury

Ryan Juntti
Updated: September 17, 2019 07:26 PM

A brain injury can be devastating, but health officials say a lot of people don't know how severe they can be.

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On Tuesday at St. Luke's, the "Unmasking Brain Injury" event was held where those affected by brain injuries painted masks to try and paint the picture of what it's like to live with one.

Michelle Bunge from the Minnesota Brain Cancer Alliance says people who have brain injuries will often use color to show the impact they have on them.

She says the event is a great way to bring awareness to brain injuries by bringing people together who are affected by them.

"It's a great way to share some of their feelings that maybe they wouldn't normallly share outside of this. It's a great way of doing an art therapy, and it's a great way for people just to come together and talk about what it's like to be with brain injury as well," said Bunge.

Bunge says a brain injury can affect memory, sight, and balance. She adds that these symptoms are often difficult for others to recognize.

The event is held all over the state of Minnesota, and Bunge says over 1400 masks have been made.

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