COLUMBUS - Today, Representative Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) introduced House Bill 485. This would designate January 30 as “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Awareness Day.”

“Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a disease that can affect a wide range of Ohioans; athletes, military service members, and survivors of domestic violence. It is important that we bring awareness to this issue,” Rep Antani said.

This bill is named for Cody Hamblin, who passed in May 2016. It was found that CTE contributed to the seizure that resulted in the passing of Cody Hamblin, a star quarterback at Miamisburg High School.

“Establishing CTE Awareness Day on an annual basis will help preserve the memory of Cody and all others affected by CTE. We need people to know about CTE in order to minimize others from being affected by it like Cody was,” Heidi Hamblin, sister of Cody Hamblin, said.

The bill will soon be referred to a House committee for consideration.

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