I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to mention our loyal followers out there, thank you! We get a lot of email from all sorts of places and most of it is very informative – with the occasional “will you link this” which turns out to be sports betting or worse. I received this email a while back and while cleaning out the inbox felt compelled to share;
My name is Jacob Lichtenbaum. I am currently a senior at the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia. This semester, I’ve been writing a column about concussions in sports and also in general and your website has been a fantastic resource for me. I love the spins you guys put on all the issues and your candid, educated opinions on all concussion-related events. I especially appreciate your work because I am someone suffering from post-concussion symptoms myself.
This past summer, I suffered a concussion while participating in my varsity football training camp. You’ll be glad to know I was removed from action immediately, but my post-concussion symptoms unfortunately sidelined me for the entire season. I still experience the symptoms to this day, unfortunately with no end in sight.
I decided to write my semester-long column about concussions because I wanted to know everything about the injury which has caused me so much pain. It’s been a humbling experience; everyday I learn about people who have it so much worse than I do. People who have the same symptoms as me, but also have to feed a family or pay bills.
Here is the link to my column:
My hope is that you can find some way to feature this on your website, if even for a short time. I think it would be a great way for teenagers to get become better informed about concussions; learning about them through someone they can easily empathize with, a fellow teenager.
Thank you so much for your time. Regardless of your decision, please know that I will continue to loyally visit your website to increase my knowledge on this terrible injury so that I may improve my work and perspective.
Well Jacob, there you go, and keep up the good work! I hope that you get some visitors and feedback! Keep in touch!