Introducing Project Brain Wave

Project Brain Wave is an initiative coming out of King of Prussia, PA.

It is

a movement of contributions committed towards the protection and preservation of athletes’ careers through the sharing of knowledge and personal stories.  Project Brain Wave originated at the community level in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and has since expanded to become adopted by The Concussion Blog, for the goals of all contributors at this site target one thing—addressing the sports concussion crisis.  Through this effort, we hope to give a platform for the voices of those who were once rejected by the stigma concussions are associated with.  The sharing of stories of those who have suffered from mild traumatic brain injury, as well as the thorough distribution of facts regarding the brain and concussions specifically, will be essential to the fight to gain universal attention and acknowledgement of concussions in sports.  As Christopher Nowinski once said in an interview with John Gonoude, “We need to take a step back and start taking care of ourselves.”

Contributors are:

john gonoude


Co-Director of Project Brain Wave
Writer, The Concussion Blog
View John’s Bio

tracy  yatsko


Education Advocate for Project Brain Wave
Public Speaker
View Tracy’s Bio

glenn  beckmann


Innovation Specialist for Project Brain Wave
Marketing Communications Manager, Schutt Sports
View Glenn’s Bio

dustin  fink


Co-Director of Project Brain Wave
Founder, The Concussion Blog
View Dustin’s Bio

lauren  benwell


Education Advocate for Project Brain Wave
Director of Public Relations & Marketing, Full 90 Sports
Some of these folks have been active over at The Concussion Blog. It’s great to see them branching out and taking more of this information online.

Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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