PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is highlighting research to help those afflicted by brain injuries.
The independent governor on Friday will meet with brain damage survivors, their families and researchers looking for new ways to help treat neurological injuries.
During the event at the Statehouse Chafee will also present an award to Frank Montanaro, a former state lawmaker who has advocated for new and better therapies for brain injury survivors.
According to the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, nearly 6,600 state residents suffer some type of brain injury each year.