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Karl Rove Needs to Apologize for His Derogatory, Uneducated and Misleading Statement About Traumatic Brain Injury

Karl Rove’s statement regarding a brain injury sustained by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is derogatory, uneducated, and misleading, and should be condemned.

Karl Rove should apologize to the millions of Americans who are living with the lifelong consequences traumatic brain injury related disability.  His cavalier attitude and complete ignorance about  the silent epidemic of brain injury is an affront to those suffering from this disease.  This ought not to provide fodder for a political agenda.

According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, “approximately 5.3 million Americans are living with a TBI-related disability and the consequences of severe TBI can affect all aspects of an individual’s life.”  This includes the ability to work, be employed, perform household tasks, drive, and/or participate in other activities of daily living, and endangers relationships with family and friends.

 

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