Soldiers develop TBI after being exposed to explosive blasts.
Powerful shock waves travel through the body causing often undetectable brain damage.
Recently the military started mandatory screening.
But MCG nurse and Army spouse Kate Froede says many TBI sufferers remain undiagnosed. Her organization “Recognize the Sacrifice” wants to change that.
"I think we could avoid soldiers going years wondering what’s wrong with them if immediately after a blast there were these standardized measures to take."
Froede says her group also helps soldiers with TBI navigate the process of getting the Purple Heart. It’s the military award given to soldiers injured in the line of duty.