"Making an invisible injury a visible issue"
Our Mission:
Wise Up!, an initiative of the Al and Sharyne Wallace Family Foundation, has been organized to bring awareness and education to the public on the various dangers and issues surrounding concussions, as well as raising research funding for the advancement in concussion research. Awareness with issues over concussions is at an all time high, but unfortunately the research is lacking. Our goal is to help further research and continue to educate the public as new findings become available.
Concussions: Diagnosis and Management in a School Setting
Laura E. Dreer PhD, Children's of Alabama Concussion Task Force
Sara Gould MD, MPH, Children's of Alabama Concussion Task Force
Dr. Laura Dreer and Dr. Sara Gould conducted concussion training at the School Nurse Workshop for 400 nurses last month at the Bradley Center. The objectives of this workshop were to help school nurses evaluate students who have sustained concussive injury, develop strategies for returning those students to the classroom and the importance of using a team approach to ensure the student has the necessary support and resources throughout their recovery period. The Wise Up Initiative was honored to provide materials to the participants and to be featured as a community resource provider in concussion educationClick here to watch webinar
Brain Waves: Life After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Returning to school, returning to work, finding a new job and many other life changes can be challenging, stressful, confusing and can complicate other emotional, behavioral, and cognitive problems that are common after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Did you know physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) can help you manage these changes throughout life? Learn about the many ways PT and OT can be helpful long after rehabilitation. Read more
Schedule a free BrainWise presentation for your school or organization today!

Our Wise Up Team travels to local schools and organizations to provide Brain Wise, a concussion education program for all students in grades 4-12. Our free interactive program teaches students how to identify and report concussions. We provide current material for safeguarding young developing brains. Schools, community centers and youth organizations benefit as students learn to protect themselves and each other. Contact: for scheduling.   
Help Wise Up Educate Others
We have shared concussion information with thousands of individuals and we have so many more to educate. Please consider helping us with a tax-deductible gift to continue our mission. You may mail a check to our corporate office or click the "Invest" button on the right to contribute online. Many thanks for your support! It means the world to us and the many families like ours who are affected by traumatic brain injury.
Real Concussion Story: Sarah the Soccer Player
As an A-student and star soccer player, Sarah is accustomed to hard work. However, after she sustained a concussion during a varsity soccer game, her freshman year in high school she found herself taking on a new challenge. Read more