Veteran Morgan Luttrell: My History of TBIs

Veteran Morgan Luttrell was an active child who got some bangs to the head, but when he entered the military he knew it was a "when" and not an "if" that he would recieve hits that would result in a brain injury

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I was an active child and with an identical twin brother that was just as active as I was, there was always the opportunity to get into something that caused a head injury. Growing up on a ranch, playing sports and growing up as well. And transitioning into the military and what I did in the military, it’s not "if" but more or less "when" something like that will happen. And I had my fair share of head shots. Blasts, exposure is prevalent. Whether or not it’s from your side making entry into a home or from the other side where they’re waiting on you. It’s just the nature of the beast. I had my fair share. I suffer by comparison to a lot of the brave men and women that are walking around here that couldn’t walk away from it and I had the ability and the opportunity to do that. And I’m one of the lucky ones. I had my bell rung my fair share of times. But I’ve done my due diligence to correct any of the cognitive insufficiencies that manifested themselves because I had the ability to recognize them through my journey in school and trying my best to find that algorithm or that effort that will assist the ones that can’t figure that out. This video was produced by BrainLine thanks to generous support from the Infinite Hero Foundation.

Posted on BrainLine June 10, 2021.

This video was produced by BrainLine thanks to generous support from the Infinite Hero Foundation.

About the author: Morgan Luttrell

Morgan Luttrell is a Navy SEAL veteran. He sustained back injures including major damage to his spinal cord and suffered a traumatic brain injury in a helicopter crash during training. When he got out, he said he traveled the country trying to figure out how to “fix” his brain. He earned a master’s degree in applied cognition and neuroscience and a Ph.D. focusing his studies on helping veterans with PTSD and other traumatic brain injuries.

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