"Regardless of how you get it, through BMX or hockey, you are at risk for this."
As I drove home alone from the movie Concussion, tears overwhelmed me. This blockbuster film unveils the research on brain damage suffered by professional football players. The movie vividly depicts famous football players whose minds become their worst enemy.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Ali Wallace, currently Miss Oregon. Early September she will head to Atlantic City to compete in the Miss America Pageant. Ali is a beautiful, smart, young woman who also happens to have an invisible injury that she struggles with every day -- a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Hopefully once more light is shed on the subject matter, concussion sufferers will no longer have to experience the shame and isolation that, despite the head injury, I remember so well.
Unfortunately, we are now seeing our young athletes dropping out of organized sports at record levels: according to an annual survey conducted by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association,
There is MADD to protect our children from drunk drivers and we have AMBER Alert to help find our abducted children. But where is the outrage against sending these children onto the battlefield so that the networks can make millions?