Brandy Williams of Savannah, Georgia has been selected as the Hamilton Relay 2016 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award recipient for the state of Georgia. Brandy was nominated by her peers because of her selfless attitude and her positive determination. Due to a car accident caused by texting and driving, Brandy suffered a brain injury and stroke, as well as lost one of her legs. She uses her experience to motivate and empower others in her community.
Brandy is the co-founder and director of Low-Country Amputees Motivating People (LAMP), the Savannah chapter of The National Amputee Coalition. As part of her involvement, she organizes guest speakers, plans events and leads meetings. She also visits and provides inspiration to patients as a Stroke and Amputee Peer Visitor at Memorial Health and St. Joseph’s/Candler.
Brandy just graduated from Armstrong State University where she studied speech-language pathology. In addition to her studies, she was active in the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA), Autism Speaks U Armstrong and was a stroke group volunteer at the university’s RiteCare Center.
Brandy uses her story to share about the dangers of texting and driving, as well as the possibility to turn obstacles into opportunities. We commend Brandy for her determination and leadership and are proud to present her with Hamilton Relay 2016 Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the state of Georgia.
This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.