Karen Zegel

Karen Zegel

Karen Zegel is the mother of Patrick Risha, an all-conference running back and high school football star in Pennsylvania, and at Dartmouth College. Patrick suffered from CTE before he took his own life at the age of 32. Ms. Zegel is now president of the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation. Along with the informative website, StopCTE.org, the foundation works to provide parents of school age children (who have very susceptible brains) with information about the dangers of sports which involve head trauma. The foundation also works to open the avenues for brain donations for research and awareness. And the foundation is also striving to increase awareness of the prevalence of CTE in our society, in ex-athletes, veterans, and victims of domestic abuse.