Alan is a former professional boxer that now coaches. For years he has told his wife that something still wasn’t right in his head. When his wife and children noticed him becoming more angry, confused, depressed, and showing inappropriate behaviors they took him to the doctor. After numerous doctors, CTs and MRIs he was diagnosed with Dementia Pujulistica and Probable CTE at John Hopkins in 2017. Since then Alan has started writing poems about his experience and continues to fight for his life, beating odds at every turn. With the help of his incredible wife he has sought more than 30 various treatments and is back to lifting weights and working out 3-4 times a week.
Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast is dedicated to providing strength and hope, to those suffering from concussions through sharing experiences. Join us to hear recordings of more of our featured speakers, who’ve spoken to our peer-to-peer run concussion support group.
To find out more about the McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation or to get involved visit:
Facebook: Concussion MTL
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1705048183104453
Our free peer-to-peer support group is hosted on zoom and is open to everyone. Links here:
Mondays at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86735952566
Tuesday at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time, FRENCH: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89275711957
Thursdays at 10 am Eastern Standard Time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473900128
Friday at 6 pm Eastern Standard Time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85196426971
To Contact Us:
Concussion Legacy Foundation HelpLines:
Canadian HelpLine: https://www.concussionfoundation.ca/helpline
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