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Brain Alliance walks for awareness

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LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—More than 50,000 people in Wisconsin are affected by traumatic brain injuries.

Those affected include soldiers, people in car accidents and victims of abuse.

Saturday, members of the local brain injury alliance walked at Houska Park to raise awareness about the issue.

Patty Thompson was attacked 14 months ago causing permanent brain damage.

She said her life will never be the same because she can't do some of the things she used to...like driving a car. 

Thompson said her family and friends help her get through it.

"As a survivor of a TBI, all of us need the support of our family and friends it helps us get through the day to day things that we have to over come," Thompson said.

Money raised from the walk will go to the Brain Alliance of Wisconsin and help people with brain injuries.

Click here for more information on how to donate to the Brain Alliance of Wisconsin.

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