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Mamou benefit supporting survivors of traumatic brain injury raises $11,000

Posted at 6:26 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 07:30:23-05

Over the weekend, a benefit supporting those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries raised more than $11,000.

The event was held at the Mamou Recreational Center on Saturday and was spearheaded by Chasity Monier.

Monier's son Alex Wilson suffered a traumatic brain injury four years ago in a car crash.

Chasity says Alex's life was changed completely when he answered a text message while driving and crashed his vehicle.

Following the crash, Chasity and Alex have worked to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. They also hope to raise awareness about hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments and how they can help those with brain injuries.

The money raised from Saturday's event will be split among four traumatic brain injury survivors to help them continue hyperbaric oxygen treatments.

Those treatments can run up to $14,000.

Monier says the treatments have already made a big improvement in her son's life.

"He's been leaning forward and sitting back without help and that's tremendous," Chasity said. "He hasn't done that since the accident. There's hope there."

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