An MRI scan of a brain. | From "Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery"

"Going The Distance: Journeys of Recovery" is a hour-long character-driven documentary in which four survivors take us inside the experience of traumatic brain injury (TBI) to reveal their personal stories of devastation, heroism and hope. Called "the Silent Epidemic," TBI impacts 1.5 million Americans and costs American society $60 billion every year. "Going the Distance" focuses an intimate lens on the daunting, inspiring journeys of the survivors as well as the people who love and care for them. The film's profiles in courage include: Jason Poole, an African-American Iraq War vet nearly killed by a roadside bomb; Kristen Collins, a nurse who was badly injured in a motorcycle accident; Jay Waller, a Yale graduate who was the victim of a savage road-rage beating; and Ian McFarland, a six-year-old who survived the auto accident that made him an orphan.

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