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.
After your accident, you expected to feel some aches and discomfort. If your injuries required surgery, you likely suffered through some very painful moments. Soon you may have noticed the pain subsiding little by little, with one major exception.
The day loved one suffered a serious head injury due to someone's negligence must have seemed like a nightmare. However, the following morning the situation may have seemed equally strange as you and your family took your first steps into the world of brain injuries. Life as you knew it was over, and a new reality was in place.
Contact sports are big in Texas (like everything else, right?) and many parents, perhaps yourself included, love to cheer for their children as they participate on local school and community teams. From pee-wee football on up through high school and college, football itself is one of the most frequently played sports there is. Your child might also be involved in one or more other frequently played sports, including hockey, soccer or basketball.
With each generation, the urgency for protecting children from accidents increases. As medical science continues unraveling the mysteries of the brain, preventing head injuries grows in importance. Car seats, bike helmets and new concussion protocol are just a few ways in which safety advocates have sought to prevent young people from suffering serious brain injuries.
Life can change in an instant. Since your accident, you have probably had this thought countless times. No doubt, you spend time reflecting on your life before your injury and comparing it to where you are now. A catastrophic accident has changed your life forever.
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.