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One day in 2002 the 50-year old body of former Pittsburgh Steeler and hall of famer Mike Webster was laid on a cold table in front of pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu. Webster's body looked to Omalu like the body of a much older man, and the circumstances of his behavior prior to his death were clouded in mystery. But when Omalu cut into Webster's brain, it appeared to be normal. Something didn't add up.

It was at this moment, Omalu studying slides of Webster's brain tissue under a microscope, that the world of contact sports would never be the same: the discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. CTE can result in an array of devastating consequences including deterioration in attention, memory loss, social instability, depression, and even suicide. And Omalu's discovery of CTE in the brain of an American football player has become the catalyst of a blazing controversy across all contact sports.

At the center of that controversy stands the unlikely Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian-born American citizen, a mild-mannered, gentle man of faith. It is fascinating that it would take someone on the outside of American culture to make this amazing discovery, and refuse to let it be kept hidden. Dr. Omalu began his life in strife, growing up in war-torn Nigeria. But his medical studies in forensic pathology proved to be a lifeline. It fed his natural curiosity and awakened within a deeper desire to always search for the truth. Who would have thought that such an unexpected character would play such a role in bringing to life this world-changing data?

In Truth Doesn't Have a Side, discover the truth about CTE: Its causes and symptoms, how we might keep our children safe and guide professional athletes when CTE sets in. The problem of CTE is coming to light with each new story about an athlete's concussion problem, and we are likely facing dramatic changes to professional sports. You'll be inspired by Dr. Bennet Omalu a man driven by his love and concern for the welfare of all people, and his professional vow to speak the truth.

©2017 Omalu, LLC (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Unfortunately Compelling

The story of CTE is well presented in this book. As a physician I appreciate the depth he took to prove the connection to repeated head trauma. As a mother of twin 12 yo boys who love football, I am sad that they won’t be able to enjoy this sport any longer. Luckily they haven’t played much. I will encourage other sports to get the benefits of playing with a team.
Thank you for a wonderful book!

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Some books have more to offer than is recognized by the tile. This is one of those books that offers so much more than just about the events that transpired in Bennett’s life.

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Wonderful!!

Wonderful real life stories expressed in a manner that forces you to look deeper than medical science. I love the way that his life and God we're interwoven into the book.

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  • Indian Trail, NC
  • 12-31-17

Excellent, Informative and Inspirational

Loved this story. It was extremely informative and very inspiring. Dr
Omalu is a gift to humanity.

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Important for Parents to Hear

While at times the narrative feels repetitive, this is a wonderful story of trial and triumph that also includes sound advice for parents regarding sports and children.

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Scary

I am 14 and I play football inn a six man league. I am getting concerned for my brains safety. Dr. Bennet's story is motivational and shows the American dream. The performance has some random stops but is good otherwise.

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Enlightening!

While the book was as much about Dr. Omalu as it was about thhe discovery and cause of CTE, it was very enlightening. It was a testament on his survival and immigration plight as well as his rise to success in the US.

My two sons chose not to play football but rather baseball and swimming. I'm glad they did.

I truly believe we will see the end of football as we know it today within the next 25 years, if not sooner. The damage from repeated hits to the head and subsequently diagnosed CTE cannot be ignored.