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Save the Brain 2019: Concussion conference event recap

On October 17th, the Save the Brain program held their 3rd annual concussion conference for educators and community members, and what an incredible event it was. People from all over the valley gathered together to discuss the signs and symptoms of concussions, and the importance of catching them early.

The Save the Brain program has brought more awareness and resources to our community’s schools, training educators on how to identify early signs of a concussion in their students and athletes. Educators play an important role in managing concussions and in ensuring that their students have initial focus before returning to school and sport activities.

What exactly is a concussion? A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that causes an alteration in brain function, and during a concussion, rotation or shaking of the brain occurs that causes tiny areas of damage throughout the brain. This causes a release of chemicals in the brain that can lead to worsening symptoms over the following three days.

Many children suffer from concussions from sport related injuries, and the concussions can be missed easily – that’s why it’s important for teachers to understand the signs and symptoms of a concussion.

This program is nonprofit and is funded solely by the community. If you’d like to make a donation to this program and help to further develop and implement concussion management, visit: https://www.krh.org/foundation/make-a-donation