I want parents, coaches and teaches to be aware of this important information about concussions. This is my Random Act of Kindness to you and your kids.
I want parents, coaches and PE Teachers to know that kids CAN have a concussion, even if their pupils respond normally. My daughter had a severe concussion after being hit in the side of the head with a basketball. It took her six months to recover. Her pupils reacted totally normal. One of the main concussion doctors at Children’s told me that we need to get the word out about this information. Kids are going undiagnosed. Your brain can completely recover from a first concussion. If you get a second concussion before the first one heals, you can have permanent brain damage! A concussion is basically a bruised brain. It needs to have complete rest to heal. Some kids heal in a day or two, some take months. A headache and dizziness can be a sign of a concussion. My daughter had a headache and some confusion. I hope this information helps save some kids from getting permanent injuries in the future!!!