Two years ago, Mississippi ranked number one in the nation in the number of children suffering from brain injuries.
To improve the situation, attorney Richard Scwartz is donating more than ten thousand safety helmets to children throughout the state.
"You know, in my business I see a lot of injuries and the ones that really pull on my heart strings are when children have head injuries and their whole life was in front of them," said Schwartz, a member of the Mississippi Brain Injury Association. "It affects the family and community and it's so easy to prevent. Make your kids wear these helmets because the consequences could be really, really, severe."
This Saturday, Scwartz will be in meridian at riley hospital giving away 400 helmets to children.
The giveaway will last from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
To receive the free helmets, children must sign a pledge promising to wear them.
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