University of Wisconsin football players downplay warnings while proof of brain injury — even from small hits — piles up. Sadly they #NeverStop to listen, and won’t #ConquerABI

Football players are in denial.  They seemingly dismiss the scientific evidence of the severity of brain injuries that are commonly received by players.  They dismiss CTE, even though it’s been PROVEN to be the result of hits that are common in football.  Why?

It was a freak hit — a blow to the back of University of Wisconsin fullback Austin Ramesh’s helmet by an opposing Illinois player. Ramesh described being “a little dazed” as he walked off the field.

He had suffered a concussion in Wisconsin’s Oct. 28 matchup against Illinois and ended up missing a week of practice and the next game against Indiana.

Ramesh, a senior who had gotten used to violent collisions going up against 200-plus pound linebackers, was dismissive of the injury. It sidelined him temporarily from one of America’s top collegiate football squads.

“I think it was just more of a precautionary thing more than anything. People take those things more seriously than anything these days, so it made my mom happy,” Ramesh said.

Does Cannabis Heal The Brain After A Concussion? Hmm, #NeverStop smoking up, to #ConquerABI??

Cannabis has been shown to help with a lot of things, but it helps a brain heal after an injury??  Way cool!  

A concussion is a minor traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blow to the skull. A person can also suffer deleterious effects from sub-concussions, which are repeated minor assaults to the head. These assaults can lead to a TBI. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to prevent damage from concussions before they occur? What about a way to speed up the healing process? Medical scientists point to cannabis as a potential solution. But, can the herb really heal a concussion?

Cannabis has shown a wealth of potential in traumatic brain injury. Unique properties of the herb may help the brain repair itself after trauma, including trauma from a concussion. Overall, there are three main characteristics that make cannabis a promising treatment for concussions and other forms of head trauma. These include:

1. Reduced brain inflammation

2. Neuroprotection

3. Pre-treatment with cannabis prevents damage

And more!

I was in a coma for 5 weeks, and the staff who took care of me were awesome. These people aren’t.

I was unconscious for 5 weeks, and although I was conscious after, I wasn’t able to do a whole lot.  The staff at the Ottawa hospitals that I was at are awesome.   Sadly, some of the staff at a long-term care facility in Ottawa aren’t.   A family member of a patient installed a camera above her mom because she wanted to keep an eye on her mother and, as a former nurse, monitor the staff‘s handling of her mother‘s hygiene. Instead what she captured was these words:

“Die, die you bitch. You‘ve got to die now.”

That staff was fired, along with two others who knew – but didn’t say anything. Her mother cannot move or speak due to a traumatic brain injury, but her daughter says she can understand.

Click here to read this depressing tale, of how she was treated, here in Ottawa.

Why does shaking a baby, so hard that they suffer brain damage, occur to people? Because of that, they’re required to #NeverStop and #ConquerABI

I know that parents get mad at their kids, because kids don’t fully understand the implications of what they do, but adults should.

These two stories are similar in that they’re both about effectively the same thing.  An angry adult shaking their baby.

 

Father accused of shaking baby, causing brain bleed

2 arrested after 21-month-old suffers from brain injury

 

She suffered a brain injury because of what they’d failed to do, and as a result of that, they gave her $2.1 million dollars. She must now #NeverStop and has to #ConquerABI

A Connecticut town has agreed to pay $2.1 million to the family of a woman who suffered a brain injury when her bicycle tire got caught in a road grate.

Jonathan Perkins, a lawyer for the family of 34-year-old Rubia Rodriguez, tells the Connecticut Post the money will allow them to properly care for her.

Rodriguez was cycling in Fairfield in September 2015 when her front tire became trapped in a catch basin grate, she flew over the handlebars, and landed on her head. She was not wearing a helmet.

Perkins says she was in the hospital for six months, still cannot speak or walk and will be bed-ridden for the rest of her life.

Town lawyers argued there were no witnesses or evidence Rodriguez’s bicycle wheel hit the grate.

Man whose unprovoked punch caused solicitor catastrophic brain injuries jailed for 6.5 years – he #NeverStop and his victim needs to #ConquerABI

A man who claimed he was a boxer and who assaulted a solicitor in a completely unprovoked one-punch attack, causing catastrophic brain injuries, has been jailed for six and a half years.

The victim, 38-year-old Kevin Geraghty, spent a year and a half in hospital, had to learn how to walk again and has not been able to work since the assault, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard today.

David McFadden (29) with an address in New Cabra Rd, Dublin , pleaded guilty to one count of assault causing serious harm to Mr Geraghty outside the Back Door Pub in Dublin city centre on June 25, 2016.

He told arresting gardaí he was a “boxer” and said “the f***ing c*** deserved it”. The court heard McFadden had been assaulted by another man in a totally unrelated incident just a few minutes before he assaulted Mr Geraghty.

Handing down a six-and-a-half year sentence, Judge Martin Nolan said McFadden carried out a one-punch attack that left his victim with “severe and devastating injuries”.

The judge accepted McFadden had not intended to cause brain damage to Mr Geraghty when he punched him, but he told the court: “When you punch somebody in the head, you must accept the risk that serious injury can occur.”

Referee dies in hospital of brain damage after being attacked by player he sent off during match – lets #ConquerABI

A REFEREE has died in hospital in Mexico after being attacked by a player he red-carded during a match.

Jose Valdemar Hernandez Capetillo lost his fight for life after spending a week in a coma.

He was rushed unconscious to hospital in Xalapa, the capital city of the eastern Mexico State of Veracruz, on December 24 after being assaulted by a player from amateur side Guadalajara during a match in the city’s PEMEX – El Castillo stadium.

He died in the early hours of yesterday.

Valentin Ramirez, president of professional referees’ association AMA, said in a statement: “Jose Valdemar Hernandez Capetillo, a part-time referee, died in the early hours of yesterday morning as a result of an acute traumatic brain injury he suffered during an assault by a player in the Pemex stadium in Xalapa, Veracruz.

“Action is now being taken to ensure justice is done following the death of our colleague.

Hidden camera saw scary stuff

Diana Pepin’s mother has a form of dementia caused by brain injury. She can’t walk, talk, feed or dress herself. In August, she was hospitalized for 10 days in critical care. Her family thought she was going to die.  Her family thought that she’d be taken care of, in final days.  They were wrong, big time.

Her family placed a video-recording device with her, and what they saw/heard blew them away, and destroyed their thoughts of the staff at Peter D. Clark long-term care home.

She watched in shock as a personal support worker getting her disabled mother ready for bed, leaned close and asked: “Why is it taking you so long to die? They keep feeding you too much food, or what?”

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