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Thank You All For Your Continuing Support For TBI Recovery

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b2ap3_thumbnail_sea-sunrise.jpg Dear Friends, may your New Year be a peaceful one. Our site is a small one, however, our intent is huge. A TBI can occur at any moment of our lives. "Adam Reborn," wants to be there to inform and inspire people towards the pathways of TBI Recovery. Your support keeps our hopes moving forward. Bless you all, Alex Continue reading
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TBI Recovery Leads To Happy Thanksgiving Wishes And A New Job Helping the Community

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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_20160714_132907943_HDR.jpg Dear Friends, I just got a job from Indelife, as a Disability Trainer, that helps out people with developmental disabilities. I was SO happy getting this job because it is exactly what I want to do. I get to help out other people and make their lives easier for them to re-establish themselves back into the community. Thanks for all your support and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. -- Adam Continue reading
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Part 2: NFL TBI Recovery. Brain Scientist Says That He Would Let His Son Play Football

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b2ap3_thumbnail_brain-doctor-and-son.png My name is Peter Cummings. I am a forensic pathologist and a neuropathologist, which means I study brain trauma for a living. I am also a football coach and I let my 11-year-old son play football. I may be the only neuropathologist on Earth who lets his kid play football. Before I began this journey, football was banned in my house. I wouldn’t even watch it on TV because I didn’t want my son to see it and develop a desire to play. Despite my efforts, he discovered football via a video game. He immediately fell in love with the sport and I was forced to do some serious soul searching: Should I allow him to pursue his interest and play? CTE stands for “chronic traumatic encephalopathy”; in real words it means damage to the brain caused by repetitive injury. The hallmark of CTE is the deposition of a protein called ‘tau’ in the brain. Tau has a number of functions, including stabilizing the structure of nerve cells. When nerves are injured, tau builds up and can cause problems. You may have a read about a recently published paper reporting the presence of CTE in the brains of 99 percent of former National Football League players examined. The findings of this study sent the media into a frenzy and produced a lot of negative press toward football. As a result of the media attention, people are now saying there should be no more youth football; there are even people who are insinuating I am abusing my son by allowing him to play football. So, when you hear “99 percent of football players had CTE,” that doesn’t mean that almost every football player will get CTE, and it doesn’t mean your child has a 99-percent chance of developing CTE if he or she plays football. It means 99 percent of a specifically selected study sample had some degree of CTE; not 99 percent of the general football population. This is an important distinction. ( Continue reading
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Part 1: NFL TBI Recovery. Bob Costas Says NFL/Football Destroys Brains

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Bob-costas.jpg As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. “The cracks in the foundation are there,” Costas said. “The day-to-day issues, as serious as they may be, they may come and go. But you cannot change the nature of the game. I certainly would not let, if I had an athletically gifted 12- or 13-year-old son, I would not let him play football.” Costas said the NFL’s apparent defense mechanism — to seek more information and continue to study the dangers of the sport — will only hurt its own cause. “The more information (that) comes out, the worse it looks,” the 28-time Emmy Award winner said. He added that existing literature and research will eventually lead families to what he called a “common-sense conclusion," that children should not play tackle football until they’re 18, if they play at all. ( Continue reading
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