by Channel 2 News staff
Saturday, April 24, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- One of Alaska's Olympic athletes spent Saturday raising awareness about traumatic brain injuries.
Snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsof made an appearance at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center, visiting the Alaska Brain Injury Network's prevention booth.
Chythlook-Sifsof was at the event to promote the importance of wearing a helmet during activities. She says brain injuries are a large problem in Alaska -- and they're completely preventable.
"I think a lot of other things like four-wheeling, people don't even really think about it, but it can be a big problem if you get into an accident -- you know, it can change your life," Chythlook-Sifsof said.