Font Size:

April 15, 2021 - Laughing With The Lystedts: The First Family of Brain Injury Prevention

Here at the Brain Injury Alliance, we call Zackery, Victor and Mercedes Lystedt the “first family of prevention.” Back in 2006 Zack suffered a preventable brain injury playing football. It was a long road to recovery, which is still Zack's full time job, but the family is stronger than ever and has always shared their story to help others. In fact, their advocacy has helped pass sports safety laws in all fifty states.

In this episode of Brain Injury Today, Deborah Crawley speaks with Zack, his dad Victor and his mom Mercedes about their journey with brain injury and how laughter has helped get them through the toughest moments.

Learn more about the Lystedt Law and sports safety by listening to episode 15 of Brain Injury Today.

Read more about how the Lystedt Law came to be.

For more resources related to traumatic brain injury visit:

Brain Injury Today Podcast

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

The Pooled Alliance Community Trusts

Brain Injury Art Show

This episode of Brain Injury Today was produced and edited by and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.

Image for post titled Donate Nowv2

Give to BIAWA Today!

We hope that you will give generously to Ignite Hope for those affected by the silent epidemic of Brain Injury.

Donate Today!

Image for post titled 2021 TBI Guide

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

This guide also offers informational, medical, legal, and support services that have a keen understanding of the evaluation, representation, and treatment of TBI.

More Info

Image for post titled Brain Injury Today

Official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington 

Iinsightful and inspiring conversations 

Brain Injury Today