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765 Million Reasons Not to Let Your Kids Play Football

“The NFL has given everybody 765 million reasons why you don’t want to play football.” ~ Harry Carson, New York Giants 1976-1988

In 2008, I remember hearing a doctor of psychology tell a class of young students, “If you’re playing football in the hopes of getting a scholarship to pay for your education, you’re better off to quit and take out student loans.” This was the first I heard of the health issues that those who play contact sports face, an issue the NFL has been “holding,” it appears, since 1994. 685 more words

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Family fundraising for brain injury victim

REGINA — A Regina family is reaching out to the community for support after a tragedy robbed them of a rambunctious four-year-old boy.On Friday, Dominic Fayant sat in his grandmother Sonia’s living room playing with Play-Doh.Dressed in his Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle sweatshirt and with full head of hair to hide the brain surgery scars, one would not know the medical trauma he has been through since September.On Sept. 468 more words

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Defined by Brain Injury

After being hospitalized for a hemorrhage last year, I’m fully recovered, both mentally and physically—but people still view me differently than they did before.On March 15, 2014, my head exploded, splattering toxic blood into my brain. 779 more words

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Members Of The 1985 Bears Talked To HBO's 'Real Sports' About Long-Term Effects Of Playing Football

The 1985 Chicago Bears are largely recognized as one the greatest NFL teams of all-time. After finishing the regular season 15-1, they breezed through the playoffs with back-to-back shutouts en-route to a 46-10 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX. 135 more words

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Athlete knows tough road of recovering from brain injury

In December 2009, Holly Noble’s life changed drastically after a bad hit during a broomball game.“Everyday I had a brutal headache and couldn’t play sports or go to school,” she said. 1,124 more words

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Girlfriend of Swansea man left with devastating brain injuries after car crash pledges to keep helping others in the same position

ALTHOUGH she was not involved in the car accident that left her then boyfriend Alex Bull with devastating brain injuries, it changed Lucy Davis’s life for ever.The tragic incident in February 2012 left two others dead and meant that Lucy would become Alex’s full-time carer following his three-and-a-half month stay in hospital.But after using the services of brain injury charity Headway Swansea, she was able to see at first hand how its work is changing lives for the better.”By doing activities with Headway I met so many amazing people there who had suffered brain injuries, bleeds on the brain and other people who really inspired me,” said 23-year-old beauty therapist Lucy, from Ystalyfera.”Sometimes I would be in tears at what they had been through.” 321 more words

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