OUR AMBASSADORS

 

Leaders in their sport and Leaders in their communities
See why changing the conversation of concussion and recovery matters to them:

 
Why this matters: EMPWR is not only an organization that benefits brain injury research, but something that I've seen develop through the hard work of a dedicated team. And when I saw passion and dedication to accomplish something to benefit others, I realized that whatever I can help with, big or small, it'll be my duty.

Why this matters: EMPWR is not only an organization that benefits brain injury research, but something that I've seen develop through the hard work of a dedicated team. And when I saw passion and dedication to accomplish something to benefit others, I realized that whatever I can help with, big or small, it'll be my duty.

Why this matters: Education around concussion injuries and recovery is extremely important; a concussion can change your life forever but it does not have to be career ending. Informed decisions can help with healing and moving forward. The decision to return to sport is always personal – only the individual can say what is best for them.

Why this matters: Education around concussion injuries and recovery is extremely important; a concussion can change your life forever but it does not have to be career ending. Informed decisions can help with healing and moving forward. The decision to return to sport is always personal – only the individual can say what is best for them.

Why this matters: I am proud to be involved with a foundation that raises awareness for brain related injuries, while it also supports the entire community to live a healthy lifestyle.

Why this matters: I am proud to be involved with a foundation that raises awareness for brain related injuries, while it also supports the entire community to live a healthy lifestyle.

Why this matters: EMPWR matters to me because the stigma around concussions needs to be changed and I would love to be a part in changing it.

Why this matters: EMPWR matters to me because the stigma around concussions needs to be changed and I would love to be a part in changing it.

GABRIEL LANDESKOG

NHL Forward

DARA HOWELL

Olympic Gold Medalist, Slopestyle

STUART PERCY

NHL Defensemen 

MARK SCHEIFELE

NHL Forward

Why this matters: I feel lucky to have played football for many years, where many parts of my body have been diagnosed with injuries that are easy to understand and treat. Head injuries from the repetitive contact in football and other physical sports seem to be one thing that modern medicine has a hard time to put a finger on. I strongly feel that young athletes should be well informed of the consequences of long term head trauma before embarking on a career in sports.

Why this matters: I feel lucky to have played football for many years, where many parts of my body have been diagnosed with injuries that are easy to understand and treat. Head injuries from the repetitive contact in football and other physical sports seem to be one thing that modern medicine has a hard time to put a finger on. I strongly feel that young athletes should be well informed of the consequences of long term head trauma before embarking on a career in sports.

Why this matters: Concussion is an issue that has been overlooked. I found this out first-hand suffering from symptoms and being away from the game I love for 22 months. I would never wish head injury upon my worst enemy. Raising awareness will give people proper direction in these situations and hopefully eventually eliminate extended suffering. I believe the network we are creating has the ability to strive forward and make this goal a reality.

Why this matters: Concussion is an issue that has been overlooked. I found this out first-hand suffering from symptoms and being away from the game I love for 22 months. I would never wish head injury upon my worst enemy. Raising awareness will give people proper direction in these situations and hopefully eventually eliminate extended suffering. I believe the network we are creating has the ability to strive forward and make this goal a reality.

ADRIANO BELLI

Former NFL + CFL Defensive Tackle

JOEY HISHON

KHL Forward

Why this matters: We are starting to learn more and more about concussions and their effect. I am happy to participate with EMPWR so I can share my views and experiences but moreover, further my learning and then help to educate and promote concussion awareness to others.

Why this matters: We are starting to learn more and more about concussions and their effect. I am happy to participate with EMPWR so I can share my views and experiences but moreover, further my learning and then help to educate and promote concussion awareness to others.

Why this matters: I sustained a major concussion in 2013 and experienced lingering headaches for nearly a year. Unfortunately, this is not a rare occurrence in contact sports played these days. We need a better understanding of concussions in order to make the best decisions for our long term health.

Why this matters: I sustained a major concussion in 2013 and experienced lingering headaches for nearly a year. Unfortunately, this is not a rare occurrence in contact sports played these days. We need a better understanding of concussions in order to make the best decisions for our long term health.

AL CHARRON

 Rugby Canada Strongman

MIKE BRADWELL

Former CFL Wide Receiver