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The Resource Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family, Ben Utecht with Mark Tabb

Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family, Ben Utecht with Mark Tabb

Label
Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family
Title
Counting the days while my mind slips away
Title remainder
a love letter to my family
Statement of responsibility
Ben Utecht with Mark Tabb
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Ben Utecht has accumulated a vast treasure of memories: tossing a football in the yard with his father, meeting his wife, with whom he'd build a loving partnership and bring four beautiful daughters into the world, writing and performing music, catching touchdown passes from quarterback Peyton Manning, and playing a Super Bowl Championship watched by ninety-three million people. But the game he has built his living on, the game he fell in love with as a child, is taking its toll in a devastating way. After at least five major concussions--and an untold number of micro-concussions--Ben suffered multiple mild traumatic brain injuries that have erased important memories. Knowing that his wife and daughters could someday be beyond his reach and desperate for them to understand how much he loves them, he recorded his memories for them to hold on to after his essential self is gone. Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away chronicles his remarkable journey from his early days throwing a football back and forth with his father to speaking about the long-term effects of concussions before Congress, and how his faith keeps him strong and grounded as he looks toward an uncertain future. Ben recounts the experiences that have shaped his life and imparts the lessons he's learned along the way. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to make the most of every day and treasure all of your memories"--
Summary
Discusses the author's head injuries as a result of his professional football career and his subsequent memory loss, exploring his advocacy for tighter football safety regulations as well as his memories of his wife and daughters
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10527341
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Utecht, Ben
Dewey number
  • 617.4/81044092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC1220.F6
LC item number
U84 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tabb, Mark A.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utecht, Ben
  • Utecht, Ben
  • Indianapolis Colts (Football team)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (Football team)
  • Football injuries
  • Brain
  • Tight ends (Football)
  • Football players
  • Autobiography
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a love letter to my family
Label
Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family, Ben Utecht with Mark Tabb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where it all began -- Foundations -- Up and down -- Mild traumatic brain injury -- Gaston -- Turning point -- Moving forward -- Out of the ashes -- New beginning -- Welcome to the NFL -- Transitions -- A super year -- The ultimate -- Not the same -- Fresh start -- Elleora -- The final blow -- What now? -- Searching for direction, looking for answers -- Back into the jungle -- "Why wasn't I invited?" -- Surrender -- At long last -- "You will always be my girls."
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Howard Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501136603
Lccn
2016005415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945793188
  • (OCoLC)ocn945793188
  • 524091
Label
Counting the days while my mind slips away : a love letter to my family, Ben Utecht with Mark Tabb
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where it all began -- Foundations -- Up and down -- Mild traumatic brain injury -- Gaston -- Turning point -- Moving forward -- Out of the ashes -- New beginning -- Welcome to the NFL -- Transitions -- A super year -- The ultimate -- Not the same -- Fresh start -- Elleora -- The final blow -- What now? -- Searching for direction, looking for answers -- Back into the jungle -- "Why wasn't I invited?" -- Surrender -- At long last -- "You will always be my girls."
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Howard Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501136603
Lccn
2016005415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945793188
  • (OCoLC)ocn945793188
  • 524091

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