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Damn, I’m hanging up my rugby boots…for Mac.

Damn, I’m hanging up my rugby boots…for Mac.

See I love rugby, have loved it ever since I got pulled out of a gym when I was approached by this guy in short shorts while I was under a squat rack with over 500 pounds on it.  He asked me if I wanted to play rugby and that they were short players.  After a short...

IT’S TIME TO REDEFINE CTE

IT’S TIME TO REDEFINE CTE

Now is the time for society to recognize CTE as a threat to our children’s and young athletes’ well-being . . .

CTE is not an Adult Disease

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

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?

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...

Special Operations Soldiers

Special Operations Soldiers

A few months ago, this foundation played a key role in the outlining of new protocols for Special Operations soldiers that are suffering untimely deaths. Here, a Special Forces soldier left behind his family with little sign that he was struggling. Conversations with...