“True Stories of a Concussion” video series was created by the BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEW JERSEY with funding from Partners for Health.

It is intended to raise awareness of concussion and will help you:

  1. Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
  2. Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond, and
  3. Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion.

Alexandria Fitzgerald

Student athlete Alexandria Fitzgerald, a 21-year-old from Manalapan, NJ, discusses her road to recovery after sustaining multiple concussions while cheerleading during high school football games. Fitzgerald explains the effects of her concussion in sports and out of sports, as well as the impact the concussion has on her life.

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Aaron Bess

Student athlete Aaron Bess, an 18-year-old from Ridgewood, NJ, discusses his road to recovery after sustaining a concussion during a high school football game. Bess explains the effects of his concussion in sports and out of sports, as well as the impact the concussion has on his life.

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