The Second Impact MIssion Statement: Ray’s mission is to tell his story of the mistakes he made not properly addressing  a concussion and the lifelong consequences he suffered as a result.  Rays goal is to raise awareness, offer support, and encourage young people to be honest with care givers instead of playing through a head injury.  Ray hopes, through his talks, that student athletes will understand the importance of addressing a concussion correctly and promptly.  He encourages student athletes to be honest with symptoms and advocates following school or sport program protocols and doctor’s orders to ensure a safe return to play.

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The New York State Senate passed a proposal that will help increase awareness and reduce the chances of Second Impact injuries, thanks to the support of Senator Michael Nozzolio.

A Bill was signed into Law by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, adding concussion awareness and education to the NYS Public Health Law. Ray was integral in pushing for this Bill to pass, and Ray was presented with a copy of the signed Law.

To read more about the Legislation, and its passing, click on one of the links below.

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The Finger Lakes Times featured
the passing of this Legislation
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The Auburn Citizen also featured a story on
the passage of this legislation. To read more CLICK HERE