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Ryan Farrell

"My recovery continues each day"
Ryan was performing with her cheering squad when a flyer on top of her stunt group fell and landed on her. A short time later, she collapsed and did not regain consciousness. She had sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), along with a collapsed lung and fractured vertebrae in her neck. Read Ryan's story

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Play Smart: Understanding Sports Concussion

A concussion is a mild brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. Every year, approximately 60,000 high school athletes experience concussions that are sports-related.

To help address and prevent sports concussions in young people, BIA-MA has produced an award-winning video for parents, coaches and student athletes. Play Smart: Understanding Sports Concussion includes two 12-minute segments. One segment is specifically designed for coaches and parents while the other segment caters to student athletes. The videos include facts about sports concussions, personal testimonies of student and professional athletes and expert advice.

Click on the image below to preview a short clip of the video!

Preview Play Smart video now!

 

Support sports concussion education in your community by ordering a copy of BIA-MA’s Play Smart video toolkit:

Order One (1) Play Smart video toolkit for only $15 and you will receive:

  • One (1) DVD copy of BIA-MA’s Play Smart: Understanding Sports Concussion Video Series

  • Fifty (50) BIA-MA Concussion Fact Cards & Brochures

  • CDC’s "Know Your Concussion for School Nurses"

  • CDC’s "Heads Up Concussion Toolkit for Coaches"

For more information, please contact us at thinkahead@biama.org, or
call 508-475-0032.