Concussions altered the trajectory of Bennett Gamber’s life.
He was on track to potentially become another Olympian out of Steamboat Springs, but two consecutive concussions ended those dreams. Two years after his most recent concussion, Gamber still suffers from daily headaches and other behavioral health symptoms, something he didn’t anticipate.
“I feel like not very many people have been in the situation of dealing with a concussion for such a long time. Not a lot of people understand what I’m going through and what I have to deal with, because it’s been such a long, tedious, recovery,” Gamber said. “I still get headaches everyday. I still have other symptoms, and they really are difficult to deal with, but you get used to it, which isn’t great, but it becomes part of your daily life.”