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The brain injury law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP has announced that it is offering a scholarship to a student, who is a survivor of traumatic brain injury and is pursuing a college education.
The scholarship idea was the brainchild of Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, who each year devote their time and dedicate a portion of our firm’s fees to brain injury education, prevention and advocacy.
De Caro is a member of the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America, while Kaplen is three-term past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State. Both have served as chairperson of the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.
The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one applicant for the year 2017. Full details and the application can be viewed at: http://brainlaw.com/traumatic-brain-injury-scholarship-fund/
Austin, Texas attorney David D. White, and his law firm, the Law Office of David D. White, PLLC, have announced a new scholarship program to assist persons who have been affected by traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) “is a complex injury,” according to the attorney. “It has a broad array of symptoms, and a wide variety of disabilities. Traumatic brain injury applies to head injuries that result in impairment in one of a number of areas. Those areas include memory, concentration, abstract thinking, problem-solving, information processing, and others. These difficulties present educational challenges for those affected – problems taking tests, learning new skills, and grasping complex instructions.
“The aim of these educational scholarships is to help those with TBI in pursuing their goals at the educational institution of their choice. The funds will be available to defray tuition costs at a university, college, trade school, junior college or secondary school. In this way, Mr. White hopes to provide the incentive for the successful applicants to further their education.”
If you need more evidence that concussions are having a massive impact in both high school and college athletics, look no further than Richy Klepal.
A 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive tackle at Tampa Plant HighSchool, the senior informed his coaches and teammates Thursday that repeated concussions have forced him to quit playing.
Interestingly, Klepal committed to Florida State University earlier this summer and was expected to sign with the Seminoles in February.
Klepal told the Bright House Sports Network that his doctor told him that his brain “looked worse” than that of another of the doctor’s patients, “a retired NFL player who had 10 concussions.”
His high school coach elaborated, noting that “it wasn’t a matter of the number of concussions he’s had, it was a hemorrhage in his brain.”
He also reportedly told the media that FSU coach Jimbo Fisher will still honor the scholarship.
Such situations are not unprecedented.
Less than a decade ago, Austin (TX) Westlake High School senior lineman Matt Nader had committed to the University of Texas, when, that fall, he suffered a heart attack. While he could no longer play football, the school honored the scholarship.