Parents Articles

CTE is not an Adult Disease

One concern I frequently think about is how the press portrays CTE. The press represents CTE as a disease that primarily affects adults. While it’s true that most cases are men who have committed suicide, violent acts, or have shown significant cognitive degeneration...

Trauma on the Football Field

This week I received a video from a close friend showing a child being concussed by a violent hit on the football field. The video represents everything that we are trying to get parents to understand about concussive and sub-concussive trauma and to prevent their...

Why are we Focused on Concussions Only?

Throughout the journey since Mac passed, we have gained more and more awareness of the real dangers facing our kids. Everyone focuses on concussions and for a good reason. Concussions are immediately diagnosed; they hurt our kids, and they are shocking to watch. The...

Technique and Playing Smartly

I was with my wife at a spa where they stretch you, a good thing for an old man. An athletic man was helping me. We started talking about sports, and I told Mac’s story. He started asking questions and told me I was bringing tears to his eyes. This man had to quit...
Therapist and MPFACT Work Together

Therapist and MPFACT Work Together

The other day I was talking to a therapist who has been keeping track of me as I deal with grief with Mac’s departure. As I told the story of Mac and the Foundation, she told me that, until she met me, she was completely unaware that CTE could be a cause of...

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Bagpipe World Record

Bagpipe World Record

Last week I was skiing in Breckenridge where Mac and I went so often. I had this crazy idea that I should bring my bagpipes to the top of the Imperial Chairlift, which is the highest in North America. However, I didn’t know if my bagpipes would play that high. On two...

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