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BIAA to Welcome Josh Morros, Brain Injury Survivor, at End of 2700-mile Bike Ride

From the Brain Injury Association of America:

Josh Morros, former off-road professional racing star who suffered traumatic brain injury to arrive at the office of the Brain Injury Association of America in Vienna, VA, culminating a 2,700-mile bicycle ride to raise awareness and funds for brain injuries.

19-year-old Josh Morros began his 2,700-mile bike ride on June 20th in Reno, Nevada, spanning 10 states and will end his ride at the headquarters of the Brain Injury Association of America in Vienna, Virginia. Josh, a survivor of traumatic brain injury, is riding to create greater awareness and increased support for all people who have sustained serious brain injuries.

When: Friday, July 29, 2011, 11 a.m.

Where: Brain Injury Association of America National Headquarters

1608 Spring Hill Road, Suite 110, Vienna, VA 22182 

 Josh will start the last leg of his journey in Leesburg, VA, at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 29. To join Josh and ride with him for all or part of his last leg going from Leesburg to Vienna, go here for route details.

 In 2008 at the age of 16, Josh Morros became a professional off-road motorcycle racer, racing with some of the biggest names in the sport and becoming an international off-road racing star. Josh was critically injured in a professional race in August 2008 when he hit a rock, lost control, and sustained massive head injuries. He was quickly transported to Intermountain Medical Center, a Level I trauma center where the most severely-injured and ill patients in the Intermountain West are treated. Initially, trauma physicians didn’t know if he’d survive.

According to Josh, “It was all about the win…now it’s all about the journey.” Despite still being in recovery from his accident, Josh set out to, and expects to complete, his challenging 2,700-mile bike ride on Friday, July 29, arriving at his final destination: the headquarters of the Brain Injury Association of America. He is coordinating with local groups and others along the 2,700-mile ride to share his story and to put a spotlight on the need for greater awareness of TBI.