What do Football & CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) have to do with Cyndy Feasel, Mary Seau, & Debra Pyka? They all lost loved ones to football and CTE. Cyndy's husband, Grant Feasel, and Mary's brother, Jr. Seau each were NFL players who died because of repetitive concussions on the field. Debra's son, who was much younger, also died of CTE from his football years. These women will have a lot to say about football and their uneccesary losses.
Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!