After I had the traumatic brain injury, I became aware that there is a large group of people, including football players, or any other contact sport and soldiers, who also suffer these. For some reason I though they only had one injury, I didn’t consider the fact that they suffer several smacks on the head. I just learned this by reading about the movie Concussion, which comes out this December.
This movie tells the story of the forensic neuropathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, who discovered CTE. Patients of CTE, or chronic traumatic encepalopathy, which is a degenerative disease, have symptoms of dementia. These symptoms include memory loss, aggression and depression.
This movie is about how Dr. Omalu discovered this by studying players in the NFL. This is very interesting to me, and I really want to see this movie, and I think everybody should. I want to see it because I can relate to this. So far I have only had one brain injury and I’m terrified of having another one, but I still want to know more about this. I’m happy that they decided to make a movie about this because I don’t hear people talking about this and people should be aware that this is a problem that a lot of people face, and how to avoid it.
I read that some people say Sony cut some parts out to protect the NFL, I read some other articles that say they didn’t. Honestly, believe what you want to believe, information about CTE is coming out to the public. I hope that when people are aware of all of this, they will try to put an end to this.