Among them is Kylee Bliss, who raised $10,000 in just three months by creating the ‘Heads Up Foundation’ and organizing a 10k run, all for research and education about post-concussion syndrome.
It’s something Kylee knows well. The Blue Valley High School student suffered a concussion two years ago on her first day of basketball tryouts. Not knowing the consequences, she chose to return to the court too soon and suffered another concussion within a two-month span.
She now suffers from post-concussion syndrome, which means she gets dizzy and has frequent headaches.
“For me being able to help other people, it makes it okay and it makes it something that was so devastating to my life be something that I can change for other people and hopefully keep them from going through the same thing,” said Kylee.
While she was undergoing a therapy called vestibular thearpy, she decided to raise money through the Heads Up Foundation.
In December, Kylee was invited by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to take part in an event for youth football moms on safety.