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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Football
  • Language:English
  • Pages:180
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098379292

Concussions & Consequences

The Preston Plevretes Story and Second Impact Syndrome

by Tammy Bourke Plevretes

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Overview
First hit, a concussion. Second hit, Second Impact Syndrome. And a life that will never be the same. He was a 19-year-old college football player with a passion for the game of football. He played the game with the fervor of a warrior and he loved it. His body was strong and robust chiseled like some kind of Greek god. So, what was really going on in his head that fateful day in November. Suffering from headaches from a previous concussion, Preston heads onto the field of battle with just two minutes left in the game. His eyes set on the receiver from a punt return, then BAM! De-cleated and down. He grabs his head, the pain, the pressure. What has happened? Concussion & Consequences is a moving true story of Preston Plevretes that tells the story of his life-changing injury, uphill battles towards recovery and exposes the truth behind footballs dirty little secret, Second Impact Syndrome ("SIS"). Football is a chance, a chance unscathed, a chance scarred, or a chance to die.
Description
First hit, a concussion. Second hit, Second Impact Syndrome. And a life that will never be the same. He was a 19-year-old college football player with a passion for the game of football. He was seven years old when he started to play this game of football. He played the game with the fervor of a warrior and he loved it. His body was strong and robust chiseled like some kind of Greek god. So, what was really going on in his head that fateful day in November. Suffering from headaches from a previous concussion, Preston heads onto the field of battle with just two minutes left in the game. His eyes set on the receiver from a punt return, then BAM! De-cleated and down. He grabs his head, the pain, the intense pressure. What has happened? Concussion & Consequences is a moving true story of Preston Plevretes that tells the story of his life-changing injury, uphill battles towards recovery and exposes the truth behind footballs dirty little secret, Second Impact Syndrome ("SIS"). Tammy Bourke Plevretes is the mother of Preston and has watched her son struggle day to day with even the minimal of tasks. How could such devastation come from America's favorite sport and a game that he loved so much. Follow along the graphic details of SIS and how Preston's life changing injury affected the whole family especially his little brother Perry. Second Impact Syndrome is real, and the worst part of his story is that it didn't have to happen. Tammy has spent years bringing awareness about the dangers of concussions and Second Impact Syndrome. Numerous articles have been written all over the world about Preston's story as well as an ESPN E:60 featured documentary. Football is a chance, a chance unscathed, a chance scarred, or a chance to die.
About the author
Tammy Bourke Plevretes is first and foremost the mother of two young adult men and still remains married for almost 40 years ;), a retired CEO/President of EDGAR Agents; a Securities & Exchange document filing service company, and the author of Concussions & Consequences; The Preston Plevretes Story and Second Impact Syndrome ("SIS"). Born into a military family where she was raised in a life of discipline, integrity, and strong family values that would instill in her a somewhat tenacious disposition. This is why she has dedicated last 15 years of her life bringing awareness and advocating changes in the way we identify the different levels of concussions and understand the dangerous and life-threatening Second Impact Syndrome that almost killed her son Preston. Tammy, Preston and her family have been featured in numerous articles all over the world regarding concussions and SIS including but not limited to, the NY Times, USA Today as well as an ESPN E:60 documentary based on Preston's story and Second Impact Syndrome. She also testified before the House Judicial Committee along with the NFL Medical Committee in NYC regarding safer helmets and new concussion protocols within the NCAA and NFL. She lives with her son Preston, husband Ted and two rambunctious fur babies in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
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