Patient Stories

Zeke | Oakdale, PA

An in-line hockey accident resulted in a concussion for Zeke. During his treatment, a preexisting issue with his eyesight was discovered. He’s now recovered from his concussion and has improved vision.

Idris | Pittsburgh, PA

While playing defense on his high school’s football team, Idris was hit twice, and sustained a concussion. Worried he’d never play football again, he sought treatment at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

Max | Belton, TX

When two concussions benched Max, his dreams of playing professional baseball dwindled, until he met Dr. Collins and had a shot at the major leagues once again.

Jeff | New York, NY

While preparing for a Broadway show, Jeff had a serious fall that resulted in a concussion. His care at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program enabled him to recover so the show could go on.

Emily | Charlotte, NC

Only 10 years old, Emily was facing severe depression brought on by her concussion. That’s when a mutual friend introduced her to Dale Earnhardt Jr., who recommended she go to the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

Steve | Belleville, Ontario

Two years after Steve got concussed, he was still experiencing extreme mental fogginess and crying at unexplained times. He sought help at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.