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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?

CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, is a brain disorder that is degenerative and progressive. It occurs as a result of repetitive head impacts (RHIs). CTE has been found in people without a history of concussions. Concussions may add to the likelihood of getting CTE, but the biggest factor seems to be the length of time exposed to sub concussive hits, RHIs.

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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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