“Who Killed Benny Paret?” by Norman Cousins is a story that tells about the Benny Paret v. Emile Griffith. Paret was a boxer that was killed in a coma after being knocked out after several punches to the head after Griffith tied Paret up on the ropes and continuously gave blow after blow to the head. Paret suffered serious head trauma that caused him to die after being in a coma for nine days. “In the twelfth round, he was hit hard in the head several times, went down, was counted out...
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...e, it should be well known that this is still a problem. The quicker that someone can know if a person has a concussion, severe or not, the better that person will recover and survive through the concussion. Personally I know what a concussion feels like, not severe, but it feels like you don 't know what’s right or what is in the right place in life. Benny Paret didn’t even know how a concussion felt like, he saw light and then darkness, but now he’s soaring high where he feels limitless. People need to realize that caring for an individual with a concussion can help lead to that persons recovering and quality of life. Knowing that person has people caring for him/her. It’s time that we address the issue at hand of just giving them medication and feeling like their lives actually mean something. Concussions are, and will forever will be, apart of the American sport.
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