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The #NFL Concussion settlement comes to mind. I cheered when heard that the NFL decided to settle and felt that the Athletes had finally won. My hope diminished more after I learning about the NFL, the League of Denial, that a big organization would do right. Now in past few weeks as I learn more about how this #Concussion Settlement is playing out - I have no faith. No faith when economics are involved - the interest of money and image far out weigh the interest of the whole or individual.
You may not care about the NFL settlement - but the ripple affect reaches us all. The spinning of the debate impacts us as a culture and how we see concussions/mTBIs as "not a big deal". It affects us by how we view what a strong athlete is and what we must sacrifice to be successful. I am guilty of both - and you all know where it has gotten me. As these professional organizations give us 'Role Models" and visions of greatness - ourselves and our kids are following in these athletes footsteps - only without a big brother to look out for us. There are thousands of people in our community, homeless shelters, prisons, hospitals, and people like you that are experiencing the same neurological diseases these athletes face. If there is no help for them, there is no help for you.
"The NFL Concussion Settlement is Pure Evil" - that's no joke. There was once a cap on what the settlement would be $600 million - this cap is now gone, and with cleaver ways of wording what qualifies as a justified neurological disease ... well the NFL could easily spend LESS than the originally allotted $600 Million - even thought there is no longer a cap.
This is a long read - but very informative and insightful into what all of us face with regards to hits to the head - and Big $ politics.
I host G+ #Hangouts with other Brain Injury thrivers & survivors. Aim to bring awareness and education to this type of repetitive head trauma injury.
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