George Visger & Friends Arrange a Benefit

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Dondre Ransom and Family

Last week we posted a blog about Dondre Ransom, a former Marine, father of two and a semi-pro football player who sustained a concussion which has left him blind and hooked to a ventilator. Dondre’s wife is receiving treatment for her military-related TBI in Atlanta. Several of our NeuroNotes readers have asked about what they could do to help Dondre and George Visger has provided us with that information for readers who want to make a tax deductible contribution . George has also organized an event to benefit Dondre. “Draft Day” will occur on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Masonic Temple in Sacramento, California.
Its great to see how retired pro-football players, like George Visger, are rallying to help Dondre. I would like to know that the NFL is doing the right thing for retired players like George and his colleagues who stand to get nothing in the NFL Brain Injury settlement. Here these guys are giving of their time and energies to help Dondre when their needs are being neglected by the NFL, one of the wealthiest not-for-profit organizations in America. Something just isn’t right!

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.

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