WMAR-TV ABC2: Baltimore teen battles back from multiple concussions

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November 26, 2013
A television segment shares the story of a young athlete returning to the sports he loves with the help of Kennedy Krieger’s Concussion Clinic.

On a cold November Saturday morning, with his dad, Phil, as head coach and his mom, Liz, and sister, Marley, on the sidelines, Andy and the White Knights are focused on the Timonium/Lutherville soccer playoffs. The game is tight with players and parents both shouting their support. However, for Andy, simply being in the game is a win in itself after suffering two concussions in the last year and a half.

Andy's parents took him to multiple pediatricians, looking for help for the concussion but never feeling comfortable with advice they were given. After close to a month, the Yakims came to the Kennedy Krieger Institute where they were introduced to the Concussion Clinic and immediately began receiving help from Dr. Stacy Suskauer regarding Andy's brain injury, along with physical therapy from the clinic's Janice Laux. For more, watch online.

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