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Untold Story- A Life With Concussions

from CBC,

Spencer Jean is a hockey player who had his career cut short by concussions — 15 of them. His brain is degenerating.

He's been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease.

"My symptoms will just continually get worse over the years. It’ll mock symptoms of dementia," Jean said. "I want to get things accomplished before those symptoms come about."

Now, Jean, 23, has written a book detailing his injuries.

The Untold Truth details his first and last concussions, and everything in between.

Jean, who is from LaSalle, Ont., near Windsor, explains how he hid his concussions from his coaches, teammates, parents and even doctors.

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The book is available at Amazon (affiliate link)

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TreKronor's avatar

Jean is the co-founder and medical director of the Concussion Education and Prevention Agency, Inc. He is also a certified brain injury specialist.

Can that really be true, for a 23 year old hockey player?

Posted by TreKronor on 05/09/14 at 12:14 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Can that really be true, for a 23 year old hockey player?

Posted by TreKronor on 05/09/14 at 12:14 PM ET

From the amazon link.

About the Author
Spencer Jean, a former professional and collegiate hockey player, suffered multiple concussions throughout his playing career. He has suffered, and will continuously suffer, the consequences from the amount of brain injuries he sustained and hid from his peers. He now is the co-founder and medical director of the Concussion Education and Prevention Agency, Inc. He is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and a Medical Doctoral Candidate. He has dedicated his life to helping prevent other athletes from the severe consequences of concussions.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/09/14 at 01:12 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 05/09/14 at 01:12 PM ET

Well clearly I didn’t do my due diligence in researching this. 

Thanks for sharing!

Posted by TreKronor on 05/09/14 at 01:15 PM ET

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