How a sports concussion impacted my academic experience

How a sports concussion impacted my academic experience


By Sarah G. Densham

Reprinted with permission from

There I was, sitting in my U.S. history class, when suddenly my stomach churned and I was overcome by nausea. In a hurry to get to the bathroom as soon as possible, I leaped out of my seat and bolted out of the classroom. I felt ashamed and humiliated, but I knew that running out of the class wouldn’t be as embarrassing as vomiting in front of my professor and my peers.

After successfully making it to the bathroom, I rested my hands on the walls for balance as another wave of nausea hit me. I knelt on the cold tile floor, pressed my head against the toilet, and prayed the vomit would come easily.

Tears stung my eyes and rolled down my cheeks as the world melted in front of me.

I was suffering from a concussion.


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