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Brain Injury Association of America mourns the passing of Charles W. Haynes, former Board Chairman and long-time advocate

Charles Walter Haynes, former  chairman of the board of the Brain Injury Association of America (then known as the National Head Injury Foundation) sadly has  passed away.

Charles Walter Haynes (1926-2007) started a new chapter in his life as an advocate for persons with brain injury and their families after his daughter, Bonnie, was injured in a car accident in 1979. Mr. Haynes established the Texas Head Injury Foundation and served as its first president.  Later he was elected chair of the Board of the Head Injury Association. 

Mr Haynes played an important leadership role and was a true advocate of the rights of persons with a brain injury and their familes.  He we be missed by all.


Mr. Haynes is survived by Grace Grainger Haynes, his wife of 52 years, and three children, Sam, Bonnie, and Chas, and three grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on December 19, 2007 at 4:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends to please consider a donation to the Brain Injury Association of America, 1608 Spring Hill Road, Suite 110, Vienna, VA 22182.




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