Dear Family, Friends and Supporters,
I am writing to you today on behalf of Derek Carr. Derek has suffered five traumatic brain injuries during the years, one due to a serious car accident, others due to his many years working as a supervisor and program manager at a private residential treatment center for youth. Derek sustained many concussions during that time due to restraining troubled youth with mental health diagnosis. This was his dream job. Derek has spent many years going from doctor to doctor to try to get relief from his constant headaches, disorientation, short term memory loss, dizziness, numbness and pain in hands and feet. During the past year Derek’s symptoms have gotten progressively worse.