Premieres in movie theaters September 21st 2012
This movie is a powerful documentary exposing the risks of getting a brain injury from sports.
- It will bring to the forefront a topic that is too often ignored and will prompt awareness and much needed exposure to head injuries.
I predict THAT….
- Parents are going to think twice before allowing their children to play football, hockey, soccer or even basketball.
- Coaches might become more watchful, cautious and vigilant when their players receive head trauma.
- Players may opt to leave in the middle of a game despite peer pressure or macho attitudes.
- Physicians may become more cognizant of head injuries and do the appropriate investigations.
- People with brain injuries will be informed about the possible long-term consequences of their accidents. Individuals with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) will not go unidentified for years without getting any help or recognition.
- People with head injuries will be more open to seek treatment for their difficulties.
- Society will realize that people with TBI are not lazy or stupid, as they may often feel others are perceiving them. They suffer from serious neurological impairments, which cause them to conduct themselves in manners that are misunderstood by most people.
- Society may finally wake up and realize that someone who may look normal on the outside may still have serious and devastating problems with which they cannot cope despite the fact that people with head injuries often do not have crutches, canes or casts.
- Questions that need to be asked …
- Is this going to improve the medical treatment that patients with TBI receive?
- Is it going to change the negative stigma and prejudice associated with brain injuries?
- Is it going to improve the treatment opportunities and for recognition/ treatment for these individuals?
- Is it going to diminish the isolation and lack of understanding that TBI patients live with everyday?
This is a movie that is long overdue. I encourage all to watch with people in your lives and tell them how it relates to you
It is a good way to start a dialogue about this topic. Together we need to educate the world about this medical disability. Let’s Move A HEAD to stop the prejudice that so many of us face in our everyday life.
Did you know …
The famous Yankee Lou Gehrig may not have died from the disease that bears his name. Recent studies conducted by researchers at Boston University suggest that Lou Gehrig, as well as some other athletes and soldiers given a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, might have died as a result of multiple instances of head trauma.