Johnny Lewis and Brain Trauma

Johnny Lewis

B&W closeup from Hayley taylor

Traumatic Brain Injury and its related afflictions which come about from severe blows to the head have recently come into the public’s awareness, thanks to the recent film, “Concussion,” which tells the story of Dr. Omalu’s courageous efforts to make the NFL aware of the deadly condition at their doorstep, ruining players’ lives and destroying their families.

At the time of Johnny’s motorcycle accident Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was regarded as a “walking illness.”  The victim displayed no outward symptoms of  injury,  except sensitivity to light.      Because of its covert nature it often went unnoticed, undiagnosed.  As the symptoms include illogical, sometimes violent behavior, the individual was simply regarded as having “gone insane” or on drugs, and was treated accordingly.

That was the story of Johnny’s final year.

On the night of October 30, 2011, two months prior to his first arrest, Johnny crashed his motorcycle rounding a curve…

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