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Who is Patrick Risha?


About Patrick Risha, and his unseen battle with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Learn more about Patrick, and his life. The Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation was established to honor the life and memory of Patrick Risha.

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About the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation

Our Mission

CTEMissionThumbThe Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation is a Pennsylvania non-profit volunteer based organization. It was created in Patrick’s memory to help prevent CTE in future athletes and provide a resource for understanding the disease, how it is caused, and its relevance in youth sports.

CTE is an acronym for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. It is progressive brain damage, which is caused by repeated blows to the head…

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What is CTE?

What is CTE?

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma. This trauma, which includes multiple concussions, triggers progressive degeneration of the brain tissue, including the build-up of an abnormal protein called tau. These changes in the brain can begin months, years, or even decades after the last concussion or end of active athletic involvement. Read more: What is CTE.

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Learn how you can help support our cause to Stop Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. It’s easier than you think to lend a hand.

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Flag Until 14

Flag Until 14
Flag Until 14. Check out our new efforts to promote the idea of only playing flag football, for children under the age of fourteen years old.

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