Soccer icon Brandi Chastain agrees to donate brain for concussion research
Brandi Chastain, whose iconic celebration at the 1999 Women’s World Cup became a lasting symbol of power and success in women’s sports, announced Thursday morning that she has decided to donate her brain after death to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to be studied by the renowned Boston University CTE program.
“I’m not going to be needing it at the end of my life, No. 1,” Chastain said in a phone interview with USA TODAY Sports, “and hopefully, what can be learned is, can doctors and scientists and neuroscientists look at the brain of someone like me, who has been playing soccer a majority... read more
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