Rail Against the Danger
Every year, approximately 71,000 children and young people visit the ER due to bunk and loft bed accidents. Clark Jacobs, a Mechanical Engineering major at Georgia Institute of Technology was one of them. He fell seven feet from his loft bed and suffered a traumatic brain injury that almost killed him.
Clark's mother, Mariellen Jacobs, launched Rail Against the Danger (RAD) to bring awareness to the dangers of loft and bunk bed injuries. Her organization has made an incredible impact in the state of Georgia, succeeding in changing the state policy to require safety rails for bunk and loft beds in public colleges and universities. However, there are still many colleges and universities that do not have these requirements, leaving their students vulnerable to injuries or even death. Learn how you can get involved at RailAgainstTheDanger.org.