About The Foundation
The Mitchell Ekedede Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by Matthew Mitchell and Dr. Magnus Ekedede. The main objective of the Foundation is to reduce the incidence of Traumatic Brain Injury and Acquired Brain Injury in The Bahamas.
The Foundation will advocate for the needs of people with brain injuries. We will contact lawmakers and let them know the Foundation expects them to enact public policy to assist people with brain injury. We will advocate for increased Government funding and services for brain injury survivors and promote employment of survivors of brain injury.
- Become the leading force driving brain injury awareness, education, research, prevention, treatment and advocacy in The Bahamas;
- Provide a sustained public awareness campaign designed to prevent Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Acquired Brain Injury (ABI);
- Reduce the incidence of brain injury in The Bahamas by 33% over a period of 10 years. Our main target groups includes (i) youths who practice unhealthy habits such as driving while drinking, talking or texting on cell phones or driving while high on drugs or sleepy, and (ii) persons with high blood pressure who are at risk of developing strokes or rupturing existing brain aneurysms;
- Encourage regular exercise, good eating habits and compliance with completing medication and treatment;
- Assist up to 125 brain injury patients in year one, increasing by 20% per annum;
- Assist with inpatient care for periods up to 60 days or longer as determined on a per case basis;
- Assist with outpatient care for periods up to 90 days or longer as determined on a per case basis;
- Provide scholarships to eligible persons pursuing a career in neuroscience who have GPA’s of 3.5 or above and are accepted to study at accredited universities;
- Provide training programs to health care professionals in neuroscience and related careers;
- Fund successful brain injury initiatives in The Bahamas;
- Build the finest Neuro-Rehabilitation facility in The Caribbean;
- Establish The Bahamas as a referral center of excellence for the treatment of TBI and ABI.