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Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family / Ben Utecht with Mark Tabb.

Utecht, Ben, 1981- (author.). Tabb, Mark A., (author.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9781410495938 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 411 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Howard Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Howard Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Where it all began -- Foundations -- Up and down -- Mild traumatic brain injury -- Gaston -- Turning point -- Moving forward -- Out of the ashes -- New beginning -- Welcome to the NFL -- Transitions -- A super year -- The ultimate -- Not the same -- Fresh start -- Elleora -- The final blow -- What now? -- Searching for direction, looking for answers -- Back into the jungle -- "Why wasn't I invited?" -- Surrender -- At long last -- "You will always be my girls."
Summary, etc.:
"After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Ben Utecht has accumulated a vast treasure of memories: tossing a football in the yard with his father, meeting his wife, with whom he'd build a loving partnership and bring four beautiful daughters into the world, writing and performing music, catching touchdown passes from quarterback Peyton Manning, and playing a Super Bowl Championship watched by ninety-three million people. But the game he has built his living on, the game he fell in love with as a child, is taking its toll in a devastating way. After at least five major concussions--and an untold number of micro-concussions--Ben suffered multiple mild traumatic brain injuries that have erased important memories. Knowing that his wife and daughters could someday be beyond his reach and desperate for them to understand how much he loves them, he recorded his memories for them to hold on to after his essential self is gone. Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away chronicles his remarkable journey from his early days throwing a football back and forth with his father to speaking about the long-term effects of concussions before Congress, and how his faith keeps him strong and grounded as he looks toward an uncertain future. Ben recounts the experiences that have shaped his life and imparts the lessons he's learned along the way. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Utecht, Ben, 1981- > Mental health.
Indianapolis Colts (Football team)
Cincinnati Bengals (Football team)
Football injuries > United States.
Brain > Concussion > Complications > United States > Biography.
Tight ends (Football) > United States > Biography.

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