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Connor Martin and his family donated his brother Kevin Ash's and evidence of CTE was discovered, a condition that can only be diagnosed after death. Kevin's family encourages others to donate as well so we can learn more about brain injuries and CTE.
Veteran Morgan Luttrell doesn't regret his military service, despite all the dangers he knew about going in. But the more we learn about the brain, the we can help prevent or repair those injuries to the brain.
In whatever sport a child chooses, to feel more comfortable and confident with their participation as it relates to concussion risk, parents must do their homework and ask questions of the league and coaches about how they handle head safety.
Like treating heart disease before a heart attack, says Michael Roy, MD, Col. (Ret.), treating symptoms like anxiety and hypervigilance before they may become part of a full PTSD diagnosis makes the most sense.