Former NFL Pro George Visger Signs Petition!!!
Dec 31, 2015 — Former NFL football Pro George Visger just signed the petition getting the petition off to a great start!!!
George left this very personal and enlightening comment about the damage that NFL players experience, including suicide...
"I began my football career over forty five years ago at age 11 and was hospitalized with my most severe concussion during my third year of Pop Warner at age 13. Eight years and multiple concussions later, I suffered a concussion against the Dallas Cowboys, was told to “suck it up” and was administered over 20 smelling salts to keep me on the field. A Super Bowl win and nine brain surgeries later, it’s time we address this issue and find ways to help the millions of kids who have and will suffer the long term affects from concussions. To address this ever worsening problem, we’ve compiled a team of the very best medical and sports professionals, and the latest cutting edge technologies in concussion prevention, testing, treating, and recovery. Combined with my personal 35 years experience of living with multiple traumatic brain injuries and gran mal seizures, we created The Visger Game Plan For Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery. The Visger Game Plan is a brain injury recovery protocol for all stakeholders involved with concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.For decades I was told there were few options available for recovery, other than a wait and see philosophy. That was not good enough.
I do not want another mother’s child and countless others go through what my family has endured because of my injuries from concussions. I have proven you can recover and continue to be productive. Let’s start believing we can prevent and heal these injuries. We cannot afford to wait five years and countless wasted hours in research. We’ve lost 10 former NFL players to suicide the last five years, and all tested positive for
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE. Up to 22 military vets per day commit suicide due to brain injuries and PTSD. We need to implement these strategies now! Each technology has a proven track record and too many traumatic brain injury survivors and family members are suffering. There is no silver bullet. A combination of various modalities and techniques can help brain injury survivors recover their lives bit by bit.
Short, Choppy Steps
~ George Visger
SF 49ers 80 & 81"