Currently a senior in high school, an honors student, and a former four sport student athlete, Madeline has become a prominent voice in concussion education. After suffering her second concussion in five months while playing soccer in October of 2011, (her sophomore year in high school), she still suffers from post-concussion syndrome, and is unable to do any physical activity other than walking. Her time is now spent speaking publicly about concussions, including at the Pediatric Brain Injury Conference in MA, as well as to a class of medical students at Tufts University School of Medicine. Madeline is from Eastern Massachusetts, will be attending Simmons College, and hopes to become a pediatric neurologist in the future. She is truly a concussion education warrior and an important voice in raising concussion awareness.
The Boston Globe, “Kids May Need More Time To Heal From Concussions”, Weintraub, Karen. 1/2013.
Shenandoah Press, “High School Concussions: A Whole World of Hurt”, Lichtenbaum, Jacob. 5/2012.
The Salem News, “Teen Suffering Long-Term Effects of Concussion”, Roman, Jesse. 4/2012.
Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, “Madeline Uretsky”, BIA-MA. 11/2011.
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