Cause of Injury

Multiple concussions through life. Maxwell played football from age 12 to 26.

Diagnosis - multiple concussions, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Symptoms

  • trouble concentrating 

  • chronic headaches

  • mood swings

  • anger outbursts

  • low frustration level

  • depression

  • lack of empathy 

  • occasional tremors

Impact to Life

Academically, Maxwell struggled throughout school and college. He had difficulty sustaining relationships. Maxwell would get easily frustrated and had recurrent bursts of anger. Maxwell received several suspensions for aggressive and impulsive behavior. Throughout his college and adult life, Maxwell had difficulty keeping a steady job. He abused drugs and alcohol.   

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Maxwell, age 23

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