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ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada welcomes their new Board Members


Dr. Joseph Uccelli

Dr. Joseph Uccelli

Trauma Surgeon for Western Surgical Group

Allison Cravey

Allison Cravey

Administrative Assistant & Credentialing Specialist for Sierra Neurosurgery Group

Drew Simpson

Drew Simpson

Full-time student and VIP Speaker for ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada

For more information on Sierra Neurosurgery Groups Non-Profit organization ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada


ThinkFirst Northern Nevada Helmet Giveaway

*child must be present for helmet fitting*

WHEN: Sunday, October 26, 2014
TIME: 7:00 am - Noon
WHERE: Legends Sparks Marina ~ Scheels Parking Lot

This event is in conjunction with "Run for Education"

ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada raising awareness to brain and spinal cord injuries

For more information or to register for the run go to

Drew Simpson Teaches Teens: Use your Mind to Protect your Body!

Introducing ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada
By Besty McDonald

Featured in The Good Life – Old Reno, West Reno and South Reno Magazine

In 2008, Drew Simpson was a star pitcher for Feather River College. After four years as a record-setting ball player for Reno High School, he had been recruited by the Golden Eagles. On a weekend trip home however; that all changed. After a long drive from Feather River to Reno followed by a night of celebrating with friends, Drew fell down three stairs, sustaining a traumatic brain injury. He was rushed to the Emergency Room where Dr. Lali Sekhon, a surgeon with Sierra Neurosurgery Group and the on-call physician that fateful night, examined him.

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