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The mysterious death of a young Athlete

it has been a success: in sports, in school, in the study. Kelly Catlin embodied what one would generally describe as a successful young woman. Last Friday was a US citizen, dead in her room in California's Elite Stanford University.

According to her family, the 23-Year-old life. Father Mark Catlin told the Washington Post after the death of his daughter, and that it was an "incredible pain". "Kelly was a warrior Princess. In everything she did, always at 110 percent. There is no Minute that we don't think of you and the wonderful life you can live." passes In addition to the family, the US Cycling is in shock-the scene of the sad news. "Kelly was more than an Athlete, and you will always be part of our racing family," said the Association's President, Rob DeMartini. "We all mourn this immense loss."

The sporting Successes of Catlin's for your age is more than amazing: The track cyclist celebrated between 2016 and 2018, three world Cup titles in the team pursuit in a row, at the Olympic games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, she won with her American team mates silver. In addition to the sports studied and played in their leisure time, the violin and dedicated, also, in a home for people in need of care and assistance. With other words: her life seemed to be the style of filled with a Life, according to your desire.

"What's suddenly happened with Kelly?"

changed in the last few months a lot of things. Three of a kind sister Christine said in the "Washington Post" that Kelly had suffered in December with a concussion. "Since then, she was no longer the same Person. She had suddenly suffered from difficulties in concentration, headaches and increased light sensitivity. It is assumed that these problems will be in the long term, remain as it is." According to Mark Kelly have tried to his daughter in January to take his own life. At the last Moment, the family was able to prevent this plan. The father remembered that she had changed from that Moment on even more. You have spoken like a robot. "We asked us all: What has happened to our Kelly?"

The first, unsuccessful attempt at suicide was not the only indication that the young woman could not cope with the life. 27. February, published on the Website VeloNews article in which the medical student of the double burden as a doctoral student and Athlete wrote. After their second place at the track world Cup in London, the national trainer is coming to you. He told her that she needed to repeat a test in Stanford. "Because I died inside a little bit," wrote the athlete.

Among other things, you also mentioned that you feel sometimes as if you would be juggling with knives, many of which are down would fall. "The greatest strength that you can develop is the ability to recognize his own weaknesses and to realize when you need help. This is a lesson to learn I'm starting only now, slowly and painfully. And I fail still." For the otherwise always fighting and use of full Athlete, it was probably the last cry for help – even if not necessarily on the lute.

Many suicide cases in the American Football

Kelly Catlin had technical support, but this was the second suicide attempt. Her death Chris Nowinski, a former professional Wrestler, co-founder and managing Director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation – an organization that deals with cases of concussions and brain disease – that prompted a Tweet to sell. The 40-year-old doctor pointed to the connection between concussions and suicide attempts.

the Catlins fate is not the only case in US sports with this problem. In the brutal American Football there are several examples of professionals who took to the brain vibrations, or due to brain life diseases. The 25-year-old O. J. Murdock killed himself in his old school. Previously, the wide receiver of the Tennessee Titans, several coaches had sent an SMS with the text: "I'm sorry."

Or, the case of Jovan Belcher, a few months later in the same year, The Linebacker of the Kansas City Chiefs and his 22-year-old girlfriend killed first, the mother of his three-month-old daughter. Then he drove to the training ground, thanked the two coaches and the General Manager and killed himself. The Trio had tried in vain, the athletes of his fact to hold.

Easy enough Depression

The Football-Pro Aaron Hernandez committed suicide at 19. April 2017 in his jail cell in Leominster (Massachusetts) suicide. Researchers then analyzed the brain of a 27-Year-old, and came to the conclusion that never a young people with the brain disease CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) in a such advanced stage was found.

Or take the example of Junior Seau. The former, known to the defensive player did not bear the consequences of his severe brain trauma: the Shaking, the weakness, the limitations in daily life, Depression. On 2. In may 2012, he took his own life at the age of 43 years.

"Can I have your brain?"

Nowinski is trying to operate in the US education. "Something Strange and Deadly is happening in the brains of top – level sport is a degenerative Suffering, the leads may be in connection with concussions, dementia, psychosis, and premature death bring about learning", he begins often during his lectures. "It's called CTE, and the medical mystery I want to solve by examining brains after death."

Therefore, Nowinskis is the first question when he meets a professional athlete: "Can I have your brain?"

(tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)

Created: 12.03.2019, 16:45 PM

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