Jay Fraga, founder of The Knockout Project, joins us to discuss his experiences with concussions.
A week before we did this podcast, legendary BMX racer Dave Mirra committed suicide. He had been open about how he was dealing with concussions, and Dave's death hit me and Jay hard. Jay was a BMX racer for many years, so it was even particularly hard for him to deal with.
In this episode, Jay talks about the concussions he's had, his inspiration for starting The Knockout Project, and a particular time when he was driving down the road when everything went mentally blank, and he had no idea where he was going or why he was going there. This episode is an illuminating dive into someone who still experiences concussions symptoms, but who is doing everything he can to help people dealing with this.
For more information, and for extremely powerful articles about athletes who have experienced concussions, go to his website theknockoutproject.org.