I watched a documentary last night by HBO called “Coma” and I highly recommend it to ANYONE who doesn’t wear a helmet regularly. I wear mine about 80% of the time but after watching how a TBI and coma impacted EVERYONE, not just the person injured has made me change my mind on the times I choose not to wear a helmet… I will never get on a horse again without one.
Watching these patients emerge from comas into either a persistent vegetative state or some sort of consciousness if they were lucky.. Watching parents, spouses and family interact and deal with their loved ones injury… I don’t want to ever be like those patients and I don’t ever want my family to have to take care of me, change my diapers, wipe spit from my face or have to watch me lay there unable to interact, a shell of myself.
Watch the documentary “coma”. Wear your helmet. Don’t put the people you love, and who love you, through that hell.
Reblogging because don’t #mindyourmelon me on photos labeled OLDIE.