A Connecticut doctor goes by “MD” most of the time, but he recently turned “MC," all for a good cause.
Dr. David Wang, of Farmington, who is a member of a state task force on concussions is rapping to raise awareness about concussions.
The idea came out of talks with the task force about ways to educate parents, coaches and athletes in efforts to lessen the number of concussions suffered by young athletes.
“They are in control of whether they are going to hide it or not,” said Wang.
In January, he took a trip to Philadelphia to work with a professional producer and began to create his song, “Know the Signs.”
A music video was put together by one of his patients, and was posted on YouTube. Another patient of Wang’s, Emma Dos Santos, said she couldn’t wait to see it.
“I like how it shows the symptoms and what can happen,” she said.
She hasn’t suffered a head injury, but Laine Blankenburg has. Her soccer career ended seven years ago at Berlin High School when she collided head-to-head with another player and stayed in the game.
“My face went numb, my vision went blurry, I didn't know what was going on prior to this, I didn't know what a concussion was,” she said.
While Wang said that he won’t be changing careers, he simply wants to empower young athletes to walk away from the game if they are concussed.
Mobile users can watch the music video here.
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