Survivor Stories

Cole's Story
Real Stories: Cole. "My doctor says CDC's online training saved my life." Read Cole's Story.
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Cole’s wrestling coach saved his life by knowing concussion signs and symptoms.

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Shelby's Story
Real Stories: Shelby. "I helped change my sport to make it safer." See Shelby's story.
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High rates of head injury lead to a national rule change in high school cheerleading.

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Tracy's Story
Real Stories: Tracey. "I hid my concussion so I could play." See Tracy's story.
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Keeping quiet can keep you out of the game.

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Watch videos from Tracy, other teens, and their parents, and learn insights from professional athletes and concussion experts.

Zack's Story
Real Stories: Zack. "Strength is my son learning to walk again." Read Zack's story.
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The Lystedt Law: a concussion survivor’s journey. 

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“I never knew how serious it could be. I want the message to get out there. [Parents] need to know what to look for and that it can be a life-changing event.”

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Learn more about concussion in sports policies and laws.