This week, all Medford HIgh School/Medford Vocational Technical High School Athletes will take part in ThinkTaylor.org … Concussion Awareness Week, in partnership with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, the Massachusetts Concussion management Coalition, the Concussion Legacy Foundation and the Dr. Robert Cantu Concussion Center. All MHS/MVTHS athletes will take the #TT Pledge to be healthier and smarter athletes!
(Below Provided by the ThinkTaylor.org website)
Park: Play-by-play analyst Taylor Twellman during the 2013 MLS Cup – (Photo by Kyle Rivas / ESPN Images)
ThinkTaylor’s main initiative is Concussion Awareness Week in MA, in partnership withMassachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA). ThinkTaylor’s color orange was chosen by Taylor, the color of healing. Every athlete (86k+ student athletes) takes part in the week where they raise awareness for concussion safety, receive education and learn to be supportive of anyone with a concussion.”
“QUESTION: Why is it important to recognize and respond properly to a suspected concussion?
1. Not giving the brain enough recovery time after a concussion can be dangerous. A repeat concussion that occurs before the brain recovers from the first concussion can slow recovery or increase the chances for long-term problems.
2. You can’t see a concussion like you can a broken bone, but it is a disruption of how the brain works and a serious issue.
3. While rare, permanent brain damage and death are two potential consequences of not identifying and responding to a concussion in a proper or timely manner.”
“Each athlete will receive an orange bag tag, such as the one above. It will remind the athlete of the pledge and of concussion symptoms. As the ThinkTaylor Foundation states, we have only one brain and it needs to last lifetime”, said Bob Maloney, Medford’s Athletic Director.
Source: Medford Public School Advantage
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