It is estimated that as many as 3.8 million concussions occur in the US per year in competitive sports and recreational activities; however, as many as 50% of concussions go unreported.
An estimated 47% of athletes do not report feeling any symptoms after a concussive blow.
One Hit Away Foundation provides resources for education and advocacy for brain healing and brain health from sports-related brain injuries caused by a recognized concussion, sub-concussive hits or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
We believe that everyone should enjoy the many benefits of participating in sports while simultaneously being equipped to keep the brain healthy before, during and after participating in sports and recreational activities.
Provide resources for healing sports-related brain injuries caused by a recognized concussion, sub-concussive hits or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The focus is on brain healing and the tools for brain health. Our work also includes education and support programs for athletes in all sports and age ranges. Our effort is not directed toward brain diseases.
Institute a cultural shift from the “denial of brain damage” to one which actively engages in the “healing of brain damage.”
Are you or someone you love still experiencing any of these signs?
The unfortunate and often times ugly consequences from untreated brain injuries or concussions vary in the scope and often get worse over time if left untreated. If one or a few of the above symptoms are interfering with your daily routine, you now have someone on your side.
We stand to salute those before us that have sacrificed their precious brains for the passion that drove them. Whether it was for our country’s entertainment or for our protection, those hidden brains were permanently damaged from weekend heroics or the everyday demands of our United States Military. Through cold countless, lonely days and nights, our coveted High School, Collegiate, Professional players, led us to believe that the more hits to the head were JUST part of the game and good for ticket prices.
To those athletes who have laid on their swords for the brains of our future, we thank you and your families for your sacrifice and the attention you drew to the tragic consequences of brain injuries.
Everything you have in life can be taken from you except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. This is what determines the quality of the life we’ve lived. Not whether we’ve been rich or poor, famous or unknown, healthy or suffering. What determines our quality of life is how we relate to these realities. - Viktor Frankl