Monday, March 13, 2017
After the Cheering Stops
Brenda loved her husband and exerted more grace and compassion than I can imagine. She was in a tragic situation watching her husband spiral out of control while not knowing the reason why. Now she knows that he had CTE which has afflicted many NFL players. However, she didn't know he had it when he was self-medicating with alcohol and pain killers. She didn't know that CTE leads to memory loss and violent behavior. She didn't know that the man she married would never be the same after playing 15 years of NFL football.
I applaud Brenda for telling her story. I am sure it was tough to relive some of those memories and even admit to her own mistakes. She is a strong women, and I hope she can find hope and healing after writing her story.
Thomas Nelson provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.