I applaud the Napa Valley Register for publishing a story about a Napa resident who played professional football and is now suffering brain-damage from years of brain assaults (”Was it worth it?” June 24). Parents should understand this issue and question whether or not children should participate in football, soccer, or boxing.
The brain is fragile, and once the injuries occur from sports, vehicular accident, assaults, and war wounds, the rehabilitation is difficult.
The public needs further education on brain-on-brain injury. Most fiscal help and rehabilitation is provided at onset. The victim and their families are left to struggle with the outcomes for years.
Linda Georgette / Napa