After your loved one's accident, you were likely shocked and concerned to hear that he or she had suffered a traumatic brain injury. The many questions and uncertainties about the future may have your head spinning. You may also be experiencing an emotional whirlwind, including those feelings of anger and frustration that this accident was preventable if not for the reckless or negligent actions of someone else.
Spring time in Texas often includes stadiums full of screaming fans, cheering on local children taking part in elementary and high school sporting events. From soccer to baseball, track and field, lacrosse and more, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and neighbors often come out to enjoy rooting for their favorite teams. All that fun comes to a screeching halt when a child athlete gets injured.
Traumatic brain injuries are a preventable public health issue. Efforts to improve diagnosis and treatment of TBIs (frequently referred to as a concussion) continue; however, there is room for improvement, and education is key to reducing the incidents and severity of this crisis.