Sarah Jane Brain Project
Efforts are underway to establish Sarah Jane Brain (SJB) clubs in area high schools, colleges and universities. The mission of each SJB Club is to assist the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation in advancing knowledge of the human brain in order to prevent, identify and treat brain injuries.
The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation was formed in 2007 in New York City by Patrick Donohue, father of Sarah Jane Donohue. Sara Jane was violently shaken by her baby nurse when she was only five days old, breaking four ribs, both collarbones and causing a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which is a form of Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury (PABI).
Patrick launched the Sarah Jane Brain Project after discovering the lack of collaboration among experts in the field, and learning that the care for children and young adults with PABI is not consistent across the country. The National PABI Plan was drafted in January 2008 and addresses the entire continuum of care for children and young adults with PABI.