Meehan Tackles Youth Brain Injury
By Greta Fenzl, Contributing Writer
Meehan is a cosponsor of H.R. 2600, known as the PABI Plan Act. The act will fund a seven-year initiative to implement a standardized, evidence-based system of care for the millions of families who have a child or young adult suffering from brain injury.
“I’m concerned about young athletes who suffer repeated trauma to the head. Innocent contact during a game or practice can lead to a devastating injury,” said Congressman Meehan, as Garnet Valley soccer and football teams played on the field behind him.
The goal of the legislation is to improve care for children with brain injuries, which Meehan said is the leading cause of death and disability for young Americans, and has affected many lives.
As expressed by Patrick Donohue, founder of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation and father of Sarah Jane Donohue, the namesake of the foundation, “This legislation would ensure families won’t have to reinvent the wheel when their child is impacted with a brain injury.”