NFL Linebacker talks about his life changing decision

Last night I listened to a podcast on BUCKIT, by Phil Keoghan (he's the host on the Amazing Race), where he spoke with former NFL player Chris Borland, which was surprisingly very interesting. I say surprisingly because I didn't know who Chris Borland was before just now, he's a retired football player, and I don't … Continue reading NFL Linebacker talks about his life changing decision

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What do a fruit fly and a Traumatic Brain Injury have in common?

It amazes me how I can see more research being done on Traumatic Brain Injuries every day, sometimes without even looking for information. For example yesterday, a close friend shared a link with me on Facebook about a student's research on TBI. This student just received a prize from the American Academy of Technology for … Continue reading What do a fruit fly and a Traumatic Brain Injury have in common?

What happens to our brain and skull when they move?

What happened within this player's skull I read this article a couple of days ago and I can't stop thinking about it. It gave me a better understanding of my brain injury and why they tell me I have to avoid any sudden movements of my head, like on a rollercoaster. For some reason I … Continue reading What happens to our brain and skull when they move?

A very, very good movie was made about this

While I was watching the movie Concussion earlier today, I saw an image of what happens to neurons after your head gets shaken really hard. I only thought, that explains what I’ve been through these past few years. After this, my mom, who was sitting next to me said that happened to you, but only … Continue reading A very, very good movie was made about this

Brain trauma awareness

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. … Continue reading Brain trauma awareness