A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by a blow or jolt to the head or body that causes the brain to shake. The shaking can cause the brain to not work normally and can result in serious side effects. Each year, thousands of children and youth are diagnosed with concussion — only half are sports related.
Nicholas got his concussion playing ice hockey. Duckea got her concussion falling off her bike. Both teens were treated for their concussion symptoms at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.