Hundreds turn out to support brain injury survivors

- Survivors of traumatic brain injuries shared their stories Saturday.

The Walk for Thought put on by the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, brought out hundreds of brain injury survivors and their family members. Nurses and care givers were all walking with them on Saturday at Long Lake Regional Park.

Fox 9’s Tim Blotz was at the event at talked with a number of people who say the walk is about more than raising money.

David King is with the Brain Injury Alliance.

"The Walk for though is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  But it's an opportunity for individuals from across the state to come together and celebrate their journey following brain injury."  King said.

Kayla Meyer suffered concussions from hockey.

"Whether we've had a brain injury from a sports accident, a car accident or a brain tumor, we all have that commonality of we have a brain injury and we have people have not believed in us and here we can come and share and you get hugs and you can tell your story open and freely and you don't get judged and people believe you and want to support you."  Meyer said.

The Walk for Thought also took place in Duluth, Rochester and St. Cloud. The Brain Injury Alliance had a goal of raising $100,000. No word on an official number yet.


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