Connor Martin and his family donated his brother Kevin Ash's brain to Project Enlist after Kevin's death. The researchers discovered evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, a condition that can only be diagnosed after death. Kevin's family encourages people to contribute to the research as well so that we can learn more about brain injuries and CTE which can help others in the future.
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Alright so we’re here as, with hopes of gaining military veteran brain pledges and you know the entire idea behind that is so that we can accelerate the research process on these brains for, or with goals of helping people while they’re living. We can identify biomarkers or pinpoint exact issues to address in these brains so we can help you know people who are experiencing this systems, or symptoms while they’re living. And ultimately help improve their quality of life or quality of life of their loved ones and so that we can gain further understanding exactly what people are going through and then from there moving to how we can help them and how we can improve the quality of life. Project Enlist enables you know all of these people like veterans, athletes, who are so selfless and caring for others to care for others even further than you know maybe their acts overseas or their acts here domestically or for their teammates or for their family members it’s something that they can carry on even further in their lives through pledging their brains through this research. They have made the physical sacrifices, they’ve made the personal sacrifices but this is just another avenue that these people who are so selfless and so caring for others have another opportunity to reach even more lives than they’d ever expect. This video is produced by BrainLine thanks to generous support from the Infinite Hero Foundation.