Concussions sometime change the lives of the players and their families.

Usually these changes are temporary but sometimes a concussion can last for months or even over a year.

If you are a teen with concussion and would like peer support?

  • Here is a website for teens to help teens with concussions. Visit Team Concussion by clicking here
  • Katherine can match you with someone your age who has recovered from a concussion and volunteered to reach out to kids currently suffering from a concussion – maybe a kid who plays your sport or someone close in age for texting or emails or a call.

If you are a parent or a sibling of a child with a concussion and would like support?

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2 Responses to Support

  1. Nisha says:

    Dear Mary:Please contact Megan Wulff. She is the Research Coordinator at the CTSE (Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopothy) and her nmbeur is 617-638-6143. You can also send her an email at I spoke with Dr. Megan Wulff today and told her that you would be contacting her.On behalf of Fourth and Goal, please let Dave know that he is doing a wonderful thing for all NFL players both active and retired. The reseach may eventually lead to new treatments and even cures for traumatic brain injuries, dementia and Alzheimers. Sincerely,Jeff Nixon

  2. CAPP says:

    VA CSTE Brain Bank

    The VA CSTE Brain Bank was established in 2008 at the Bedford Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bedford, MA, under the leadership of neuropathologist and neurologist Dr. Ann McKee.

    Purpose of the Brain Bank:
    The purpose of the VA CSTE Brain Bank is to collect and study post-mortem human brain and spinal cord tissue to better understand the effects of trauma on the human nervous system. The VA CSTE Brain Bank will initially:

    Acquire tissue samples and clinical information from deceased athletes to better understand the pathology, etiology, and epidemiology of trauma related neurodegenerative disorders.
    Help establish:
    A diagnostic test for CTE in living persons
    Genetic risk factors
    Environmental risk factors
    Treatment for CTE
    Report findings to caregivers in a timely fashion
    Share data and findings with other researchers
    Store tissues for future studies conducted at CSTE as well as other laboratories around the world
    All publication of findings are de-identified (without name and identifiable details) unless CSTE has received permission from the family to publicize the subject’s participation.

    Family members of deceased athletes may donate their loved one’s brain and spinal cord after their death to the VA CSTE Brain Bank to be examined neuropathologically for evidence of CTE or other disorders of the central nervous system. The family member(s) will be interviewed for a history of their loved one, including their loved one’s athletic and concussion history, educational and occupational history, medical history and history of cognitive, behavioral, and mood symptoms.

    VA CSTE Brain Bank Contact Information:
    Christine Baugh
    Research Coordinator

    For urgent brain donation matters, page CSTE staff at:
    Primary: (617) 638-5795 pager ID# 6144
    Secondary: (508) 322-0875

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