THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION is a non-profit organization aimed at increasing awareness and research of concussions and traumatic brain injuries, including supporting advancements in education and prevention for all causes of brain injuries, with a focus on youth sports.
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Create informative age-appropriate multimedia products that reach and inform young athletes (ages 5-18), their parents, and coaches, including Twitter, Facebook, videos/YouTube, Apps, and pamphlets.


Conduct a case study to determine if Derek exhibited any warning signs that can be shared with others. Bring attention and funding to promising technologies like the Mobile Brain Cooling Unit.


The CDC estimates 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the US each year. One every 8 seconds. Most go unreported. Information aimed at young athletes is the key to early self-reporting.