A WONDERFUL article published in the New York Times by Alan Schwarz appeared today. Take a few seconds and read on at this LINK.
Even with the knowledge that her son, Owen Thomas, died with a trauma-induced brain disease when he killed himself in April at age 21, the Rev. Kathy Brearley does not want to stop others from playing football. Like almost every other figure in the discussion over head injuries in football, she is appealing to change the sport, not abandon it.
“Surely we can go down the path where people can throw all of themselves into it but not set themselves up for a brain disease,” she said. “Surely we can do that.”
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