Before the age of 20, Joe Ringling was a sponsored skier and mountain biker.
“Why wouldn’t you follow a passion if you have it?” Ringling asked.
But by 20 years old, Ringling had also suffered several concussions.
Ringling says he would get knocked out but then get back on his skis or his mountain bike. Two years ago, his career came to an end with a terrifying mountain bike crash.
“I hit my head 15 too many times,” said Ringling.
He says the repeated concussions brought long-term symptoms like severe headaches, memory loss and depression.