Concussion Stories

Concussions Are The Real Game Changer

Anyone, anywhere, at anytime can be affected by brain injury. These compelling stories are just a few first-person accounts of sustaining and recovering from a concussion. If you wish to share your own concussion story, or have a loved one who experienced a concussion, we'd like to hear from you. Email your story to

Kyle's Story

Kyle Dixon, former midfielder for the Chesapeake Bayhawks Major League Lacross team shares his concussion story with the HeadFirst team.

Melissa's Story

Melissa Hornfeck, girls' soccer coach for the Severn School shares her story about having multiple undiagnosed concussions.

Preston's Story

Preston Plevretes was captain and MVP of his high school football team. In college, he sustained a life-altering concussion. His family shares his story.

Zackery's Story

Zackery Lystedt suffered two devastating concussion during a football game. His family shares his story.

Casey's Story

HeadFirst Medical Director Robert G. Graw, Jr., M.D., interviews lacrosse great Casey Powell on how he plays smarter to avoid concussion.