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Sometimes you are faced with challenges you never even knew existed. When we lost Patrick to the ravages of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) in 2014 our lives changed dramatically and sadly. Patrick came into our life as a blessing and left as an inspiration and a lesson: to stop CTE. Our new challenge is sharing our recent awareness and spreading information to prevent the disease, support those suffering, and inform those who may be there to help. We are not website designers, doctors, lawyers, researchers, or athletes. We are the heartbroken friends and family of a great young man lost much too soon. Thank you for visiting our site and we encourage you to visit often and feel free to share and contribute.

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Movie Night Fundraiser

Join us for an exciting evening, Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:30 pm, Loews Theater on the Waterfront Details here https://StopCTE.ticketspice.com/movie-night

Oklahoma Drill Everything to Fear

When are we going to stand up and protect kids from a man’s sport? Very sad commentary http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13348894/is-oklahoma-drill-just-rite-passage-everything-fear-football

My Fallen Star

Read about our efforts to spread awarenss of CTE at Patrick’s home field. http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2015/06/28/Patrick-Risha-was-a-Mon-Valley-football-phenomenon-for-which-he-paid-a-terrible-price/stories/201506280046  

More players finding NFL not worth the gamble: Arthur

Chris Borland had two documented concussions, found out what could happen to him, and decided not to play the odds.   Read more:   http://www.thestar.com/sports/football/2015/03/17/more-players-finding-nfl-not-worth-the-gamble-arthur.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FqNGGh7jNqb