Local teen starts debate to foster skateboard safety
January 21, 2018 - skateboarding
Alex Hargas, a 17-year-old who was severely harmed in a skateboarding collision assimilated Good Morning San Diego to speak about his campaign, My Grey Matterz.
The Goal of a My Grey Matterz debate is to partner with a skateboarding and movement competition attention to inspire and foster helmet use. By operative with celebrities in a attention as purpose models for helmet use, providing education, overdo and advocacy we wish to change a waves of a inauspicious intensity for damage from not skating safely.
This debate seeks to
• Empower participants in a competition of skateboarding to strengthen their many profitable asset…their brain!
The My Grey Matterz debate was innate from a personal believe of one family who’s 13-year-old son, Alex, was placed in a medically prompted coma due to a serious dire mind damage (TBI) postulated while personification on a skateboard in their front driveway. Over a march of a subsequent 61 days, where they were uncertain if he would even survive, a family schooled of a nearby widespread arise in dire mind injuries from skateboarding accidents.
From 2013 – 2015 there were an startling 373 skateboarding injuries in San Diego County that resulted in puncture room admissions. Of those 373 injuries, 81% of those postulated a Traumatic Brain Injury, and usually 9% were wearing a helmet. This towering series encouraged Alex and his family to move recognition to this really preventable tragedy.
As a child, Alex had always ragged a helmet, though as he got older, he, like many of his friends suspicion it wasn’t cold anymore. Many of a veteran skateboarders that he noticed as purpose models do not wear helmets and immature children demeanour adult to and obey these skaters but a believe of a dangers of skating but a helmet.