Local Woman Doesn’t Let Injury Hold Her Back

by Erika Brooks on July 7, 2012 at 5:55 am

A traumatic brain injury hasn’t held one woman back and now she wants to give back to others.

On July 9, 2004 Micah Jones was hit by a drunk driver, she spent several weeks in a coma and was given a ten percent chance of survival. Thanks to caregivers and her family she recovered.

In 2010 Jones created brainsong.

"I wanted to start BrainSong because there were no other organizations for females with brain injuries so I wanted to create one for that purpose," said Jones.

Through BrainSong Jones has been able to connect with other survivors of traumatic brain injury. Today at Zanesville High School she held Rock the Walk, a 3K Fun Walk to benefit BrainSong and bring survivors together.

"I think it’s wonderful. It helps create relationships for them. A lot of people don’t understand brain injuries so it’s great for them to form friendships that way they’re not simply relying on family members who don’t actually have a brain injury and don’t necessarily understand it," said Jones.

Thanks to Jones, Governor John Kasich signed a law declaring July 9th as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Day in Ohio.