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HeadstrongIn the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional athletes Patrick Link has crafted a story about a retired NFL linebacker who must deal with a family trage Read Harder Challenge Item A PlayThis is one of those books I never would have listened to if a I hadn't gotten it free from SYNC and b it didn't fit one of my challenge items I mean it's about sports and of all sports football So yeah not really up my alley this is from the former cheerleader who used to secretly hope her team would lose so the cheerleading season wouldn't extend into finals But this play is definitely worth a listen even if you totally tune out the moment you hear the word sports What it's really about is the balance our culture needs to strike between a game that is revered and the very real suffering that occurs because of it Specifically it's about the danger of long term brain damage from both major concussions or chronic minor head trauma that occurs within the sport of football Although it very clearly DOES have an agenda and ALMOST veers into being didactic at times what keeps it from being so is the thoughtfulness with which it approaches the subject allowing its characters to give real voice to the reasons changing the game of football is anathema to some and the lingering shame that comes with permanent injury Also the characters seem perfectly cast I could see them in my mind along with the setting so vividly even though there were no stage directions; it's basically like listening to a radio showShould probably be read or performed in all high schools freshman year even if it means ticking a bunch of people off

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L Head Neck and Spine CommitteeAn LA Theatre Works full cast performance featuring Deidrie Henry Ernie Hudson Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine and Scott Wolf Directed by Bart DeLorenzo I read a lot about brain injury and thought this was an interesting way of presenting information about this epidemic I hadn't expected to hear about three characters with TBI but thought it was effective for showing the ways it can happen and ways it can impact the individual and hisher relationships I especially liked the widow in this story; she is strong and she is caring This is worth a listen The interview with Dr Cantu was a nice addition as it finally answered my uestion about why children are impacted than adults because I often meet people who tell me we are lucky that my daughter had her TBI at a young age so she would outgrow it He addresses the need for girls to improve neck strength too but I wish he had given a description of how 35 stars

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Headstrong kindle ✓ Audio CD ☆ patrick link ☆ In the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional athletes Patrick Link has crafted a story about a retired NFL linebacker who must deal with a family tragedy and his own suffering because of the violence of his chosen sport Includes a conversation about bDy and his own suffering because of the violence of his chosen sport Includes a conversation about brain injuries and sports with Dr Robert Cantu the Senior Advisor to the NF I listened to the free download of Headstrong through YA Sync I've always enjoyed a full cast audiobook performance like this especially one with sound effects to really immerse you in the sceneThis drama follows a retired NFL linebacker as he and his daughter come to terms with the loss of a loved one a fellow football player and his own mental deterioration most likely due to the violence of the sport they both loved Overall this is a very thought provoking narrative that balances well between the sciencemedicine aspect and the real worldsport aspect It also includes a short discussion on brain injuries and sports with Dr Robert Cantu Although I'm not much for sports I recommend the tale told here