TRAVIS PASTRANA VIDEO: LEARNING ABOUT BRAIN INJURIES, CONCUSSIONS & MENTAL HEALTH IN ACTION SPORTS
Arguably one of the most beloved athletes in all of action sports, Travis Pastrana began his career in motocross and now has evolved into basically the face of action sports. He also is the founder and ringleader of the Nitro Circus which is responsible for events all over the world where top athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX freestyle, skateboarding and more can show off their skills in front of live audiences and get paid for it. Wherever Travis goes and in whichever sport he tries his hand at, he raises the bar. But, with his all-or-nothing attitude comes a laundry list of injuries. As the years go by and doctors learn more about brain injuries, mental health and life after these injuries, it’s become evident that brain injuries are more serious than most people realize and they can have an ill-effect on life afterwards if they aren’t treated properly. We all worry about Travis Pastrana’s future health with the amount of concussions he’s had and many people wonder how he is doing currently after all the injuries he’s gone through so far.
To learn more about concussions, brain injuries and mental health and also to raise awareness, Travis took his friends James Foster and Jim DeChamp to the Boot Campaign and they became the first non-military people to go through their program. While going through the program they were able to learn more about their current health conditions and discover ways to improve their brain function and life after injuries.
ABOUT THE BOOT CAMPAIGN:
At Boot Campaign, our mission is to unite Americans to honor and restore the lives of veterans and military families through individualized, life-improving programs. Less than 50% of military personnel and veterans who experience invisible wounds receive care, compared to 83% who have visible wounds. We want to change that. Boot Campaign’s comprehensive health and wellness program targets the big five invisible wounds: PTSD, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, self-medication and insomnia.