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Penn State Fraternity Hazing Leads To Fatal TBI - No Recovery

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b2ap3_thumbnail_timothy-piazza.jpg Eighteen Penn State fraternity brothers have been charged with crimes ranging up to involuntary manslaughter in the case of a pledge who authorities say repeatedly fell down a flight of stairs after he and others were made to run a gantlet of drinking stations where they guzzled vodka, beer and wine. Fraternity members at Beta Theta Pi resisted getting help for 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, causing him to suffer for hours and possibly making his injuries worse, a prosecutor said Friday in announcing the results of a grand jury investigation. The grand jury, aided by security camera footage, said the fraternity was heavily stocked with booze for the Feb. 2 ceremony at which Piazza, a sophomore engineering student from Lebanon, New Jersey, and 13 others accepted pledge bids. The pledges were pressured to chug vodka, shotgun beers and drink wine at different stations. Piazza tumbled down a long flight of stairs that night and fell several other times, injuring his head, Miller said. The next morning, he fell down the same steps and was unconscious when help was finally summoned. Piazza died Feb. 4 as a result of a traumatic brain injury.( Continue reading
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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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