So, what do you do when it’s your brothers birthday but he’s halfway across the world? Well, FaceTime him, check. Get him an Australian present, check. Sisterly birthday duties accomplished right? Except… it still felt like something was missing. This wasn’t just another birthday, it was the big 2-5. The big quarter life century and … Continue reading To Dyl, Happy Birthday
And that's it - that's a wrap! Tying up the concussion awareness week on my blog also concludes the #TeamUpSpeakUp social media event that was hosted yesterday by Concussion Legacy Foundation. A huge thank you to all the support that was received over this past week. Whether it was reading just one post or reading … Continue reading The Wrap Up
My name is Katie Weatherston. I won a Gold Medal in the 2006 Olympics in Turin Italy with the women’s hockey team. Shortly after the Olympics, I went to a Team Canada training camp where I got cross checked from behind and went head first into the boards. I shook the hit off and kept … Continue reading This is Katie, here is her Story.
Without sports, I truly do not know what I would be doing in any part of my life. Growing up, I played hockey all winter, soccer all summer and any other sport in between for leisure. I have been a die hard NHL fan since birth watching Don and Ron on Saturday as my friend … Continue reading This is Lino, here is his Story.
“I don’t remember... hold on.” “Let me think.” From my experience of memory loss during my latest concussion, these were common responses I would often give people even if they were asking me what I ate for dinner the night before. Hi my name is Claudia Black, I am a second year Criminal Justice major … Continue reading This is Claudia, here is her Story.
A family friend, Jackie Pearsall is bright, outgoing and helpful. Jackie’s story helps to raise the awareness that concussions do not just happen in athletic settings. Concussions can happen anyplace, any time, even in the safety of ones home. My name is Jackie and I am a 22 year old student. I have been playing sports all of my life; golf, water polo, rugby, competitive swimming and ringette to name a few. It is quite shocking, however, that none … Continue reading This is Jackie, here is her Story.
I always thought of concussions as just being headaches. You go to a doctor and they tell you that you have a minor concussion. Then they tell you that you need to sit out for two weeks and you will be fine. After those two weeks are up I would be back to competitive play … Continue reading This is Tori, here is her Story.
When Mackenzie asked me to write a piece for this blog my first reaction was that I was so proud of her, as I truly believe this is something of importance. My second reaction, however, was that in some sense I didn’t feel worthy to write a piece for this, that my concussion stories seemed … Continue reading This is Darcy, here is Story.
I’m a student at the University of Ottawa entering my final year in the Biotechnology program. While academics have always been a priority for me, they are only part of the picture. I’m also an athlete. While growing up in Ottawa, soccer was my main sport. I began playing at the age of five and … Continue reading This is Emma, here is her Story.
Hi guys! So when Mackenzie reached out to me asking if I would like to talk about my story, I’m pretty sure I said yes before she even finished her question. Having the opportunity to speak about what I’ve been through in the attempt to help other people is always worth it. Even if it … Continue reading This is Brent, here is his Story.