"Each year, approximately 52,000 people die from traumatic brain injuries in the United States. Another 2.5 million visit the emergency room. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 5.3 million people need long-term or permanent care for TBI," writes Matt Crossman in his Charlotte Magazine piece about one family's efforts to help people with traumatic brain injuries.
Founded by Martin Foil Jr. and Carolyn Johnson Van Every Foil, Hinds' Feet Farm in Huntersville, N.C., offers day programs and residential care for individuals with TBI. Motivated by the difficulties they encountered in securing quality care for their son Philip, who suffered from a brain injury in a 1984 car crash, the Foils opened Hinds' Feet Farm in 2007. Their son Marty '85 left his job in the software industry to run the extraordinary facility and hasn't looked back.