Brain Boogie at Conner Park

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Moose Jaw's Brent Weber, left, walks with Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association president Gordon MacFadden during the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association 'Brain Boogie' in Conner Park on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.

Gordon MacFadden is on a mission.

“We’re going to get this province humming, and we’re going to lead so that one day people, especially the survivors, will have some quality of life.”

MacFadden, Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association (SBIA) president, shared his deep passion for those with brain injuries and their families, and stressed the importance of advocacy and education during the association’s first-ever Brain Boogie & Two Bits Family Fair at Conner Park on Saturday.

According to MacFadden, brain injury is a huge problem in Saskatchewan and Canada. However, government and private industry are not doing enough to recognize the importance of this issue in society.

“People with brain injuries and their families are struggling,” he said, adding brain injuries have not just been impacting people and their families in recent years. It has been an issue for people as long as there have been people.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Canada

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