Unintended Impact: One Athlete’s Journey From Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia
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Unintended Impact: One Athlete’s Journey From Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia

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Geneva Public Library

127 James Street

Geneva, IL 60134

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Join the Geneva Library Foundation as it hosts Jim Proebstle, whose presentation offers a unique and tragic perspective on the consequences of repeated head trauma in amateur sports. Events in recent years have brought increased awareness to the long-term risks associated with repeated concussions, with most emphasis placed on the NFL. But amateur football players - and players in any sport where head trauma is a risk - face similar consequences without the fame and fortune. Jim experienced this firsthand as he witnessed his brother, Dick, decline into CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) related dementia after a football career that ended as a backup quarterback in college.

Jim Proebstle is a local author whose first two novels garnered outstanding reviews and multiple awards. Jim received his Bachelor's and MBA from Michigan State University where, like his brother, he played for the Spartans. He was part of the 1965 championship team and earned academic honors. He and his wife, Carole, live in Deer Park and call northern Minnesota home for the summer months.
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