Indianola, Iowa man suffered from CTE

Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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Indianola man's struggle with CTE hits national newsstands
Last December, 24-year-old Zac Easter shot himself in the heart. Easter suffered at least seven concussions during his short life. Five of the concussions came from his time as a football player for Indianola. By his early 20s he was suffering severe headaches, problems with balance and vision, memory loss, and slurred speech. Months after his death, the California neuropathologist who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brains of professional football players confirmed to Easter's parents that their son had CTE. Now, the story he wanted to tell is detailed in the December issue of GQ Magazine. Read more
Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death