Izzy and the Real Life Impacts of Concussion

August 17, 2020

This Facebook video premiere is a Brain Injury Awareness Week 2020 event. Hear from Tasmanian Izzy Flint about her experience of concussion following a mountain bike crash.

When: Thursday 20 August 2020
Time: 1:00pm onwards
Where: Online Video Premiere via BIAT Facebook Page

Earlier in the year, BIAT were pleased to support local online journal the Tassie Athlete - who profiled Launceston Mountain Bike cyclist Izzy Flint and her concussion journey following a devastating crash in New Zealand.

The Tassie Athlete article and video discuss Izzy’s introduction into the sport and how the crash occurred. They specifically focus on the implications that the brain injury has had on her life beyond sport; in particular, her school, friendships and family.  

At its core, BIAT has strong aims around increasing community awareness around brain injury. The Tassie Athlete article presented a unique opportunity for BIAT to engage with a younger demographic. Upon their release, BIAT was the official supporter of both the article and video, which were successfully received in the Tasmanian sporting and wider community.

For Brain Injury Awareness Week in 2020, BIAT will be recapping both the article and Izzy’s experience with concussion, hearing from Izzy about her current journey, upcoming ambitions and why the role of organisations like BIAT is important. Izzy also shares how she thinks partnerships like BIAT and the Tassie Athlete can help lift the lid for younger people around the often unknowns surrounding concussions and the importance of approaching recovery seriously.

Find out more about Brain Injury Awareness Week, including our calendar of events here.

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