E60:  Second Impact

SLI Research, Education, Advocacy
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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Canadian Medical Association Journal: Modifications to agression rules and reduction in injury.

ESPN Outside the Lines: Football at a Crossroads, New cases of CTE

Concussions Impacting Professional & Young Athletes Alike

Mind & Body Rest Tied To Concussion Healing

New Rules To Prevent Repeat Concussions

College Athletes Should Be Warned Of Long Term Risk

Head Injuries, Depression & Suicide

Group Aims To Protect Young Athletes From Concussions

Concussion Debate In Football Coming To A Head

Seau Suicide Last Days Sleep Issues

Young Athletes Risk A Lasting Blow

Parents OK With Kids Playing Football

Physical Symptoms Influence Young Athletes' Perception

Concussions Affect Now Singer Ben Utecht's Life

NFL Headgames A Serious Matter 1

NFL Headgames A
Serious Matter 2

The Dangers of Safety

Concussions: Students Must Pass Test 1

Concussions: Students Must Pass Test 2

A Single Season of Hits May Harm a College Student's Ability to Learn 

 Concussions from top-of-head impact 'more severe'

Concussion test could greatly benefit NFL Players

NFL estimates nearly 3 in 10 former players will have cognitive problems

He Died Playing This Game, TIME MAGAZINE Sept 29, 2014