40 year-old Kevin Robinson has had 43 surgeries, 25 broken bones and at least 50 concussions from his career as a professional BMX rider. Despite warnings from doctors about future brain damage, Robinson won’t stop riding.
ProPublica (which is awesome investigative journalism! Send them money! Unless you don’t have money, in which case don’t!) has been running a series called Brain Wars: How The Military Is Failing Its Wounded. Traumatic brain injuries are the “signature injury” of soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan: roadside bombs release shockwaves that ripple through soldiers’ [...]