It’s not very often a story grabs your attention like no other and your only thought is, “this story needs to be told”. We have that story and would like to share this truly remarkable and inspiring story that has touched the lives of so many. In 1990, when this happened to Brian, every 21 seconds in America a traumatic brain injury occurred. Now many experts say it is every 13 seconds and someone’s life is changed forever. TBI is so prevalent and yet so many are unaware of the effects it has on the injured and everyone associated with the TBI survivor. TBI is the number one cause of death and/or disability for those 1 to 44 years old in America. Too often misunderstood, TBI's are unlike any other injury. In most cases TBI's are not as visually obvious as a broken bone or laceration, so unfortunately, what society does not see, society does not understand. We aim to change this by opening up the door into the world of traumatic brain injuries. Two 9 Productions and Road 28 Productions are proud to present the film, “Every 21 Seconds”. Every 21 seconds is a motion picture based on the true story of Brian Sweeney, traumatic brain injury survivor. Brian is among a short list of TBI survivors to write his own story. Brian’s book, “every 21 seconds”, has been recognized by experts in the field of traumatic brain injury to be the most realistic book ever written on the subject.
"Every 21 seconds chronicles the hidden complexities experienced after traumatic brain injury, as can only be told by a survivor. Mr. Sweeney describes the ‘roller coaster ride’ from the time of injury to the present, involving himself, family, friends and employers. The misunderstandings, biases, and injustices are clearly described along with wonderful insights to his abilities and disabilities. His struggle is a guide to patients and those who love and care for those individuals effected by brain injury."
- James A. Young, M.D.
Chairperson, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rush University Medical Center
We are honored to announce the BoDeans have contributed to the soundtrack of Every 21 Seconds. The BoDeans have remained true to their own sound & style for nearly 30 years and have been producing some of music's finest since 1984. Be sure to check out their website for tour dates coming your way!