My Concussion Story
Alex Hornick

From a young age, I defined myself as a student athlete and I took great pride in being a soccer goalkeeper – the last line of defense.

My life as a student athlete came to a crashing halt in 2014 after two serious concussions in less than 12 months. Read My ConcussedTeen Story.

Your Story

I am creating this space so we can all share.  It could be a story, a picture, a little video.  It doesn't have to be specifically about a sports related concussion.  It could be experiences resulting from the injury or healing process.  

Share Your Story

I would love to hear your stories and will post them anonymously on the website.

You can either post them below or them to: submissions@concussedteen.org

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Concussions and depression: What you need to Know

A concussion is an injury that isn't always visible, but as the press reports point out, can cause serious damage. While news items focus on the cognitive aspect, attention should be paid to the emotional one as well. 

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Back to School


As we head towards Labor Day, you’ve either already started back at school OR you’ve begun sports practice with a school start right around the corner. It’s time for a re-cap on what you need to know to both try to prevent a concussion and how to react should one happen.   It’s important knowledge to have, and we’re happy to provide the refresher!

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Virtual Reality

As students start heading back to school, concussion prevention remains on the mind of many athletes, coaches and parents. A new, cutting edge technology is now being used in some schools to protect teens.

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#concussions in football average about 6 a week, something that needs to be changed
On @CBS 60 minutes right now, a piece of football and the brain #TheMoreYouKnow
RT @ConcussionLF: On @CBS @60Minutes now: safety issues in the #NFL, featuring our advisor Dr. Robert Stern of the #BU #CTE Center https://t.co/7RjiIpfFOY
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