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Brain health is an extremely important issue, one that touches each and every one of us.

Dee Wyly, BrainHealth Leadership Council

Brain Performance Institute

Jacob P. Schick “Jake”

Warrior Training Team

Jake Schick is a SMART graduate and part of The Brain Performance Institute’s Warrior Training Team.

As a third generation Marine, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncle, he joined the Unites States Marine Corps at the beginning of his senior year of high school and served six years as an O311 Rifleman and an O331 Machine Gunner.On September 20, 2004, Jake was severely wounded while conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. He sustained multiple injuries from a triple stacked tank mine blast: compound fractures in his left leg and left arm; multiple skin, ligament and bone losses; varying burns; partial loss of his left hand and arm; amputation below the knee of his right leg, traumatic brain injury (TBI); and PTSD. To date, he has undergone 46 operations and 23 blood transfusions.Medically retired from the Marines as a Corporal in 2007, Jake spent the following three years sharing his story and the effects of being severely wounded at public speaking engagements. He is currently the ambassador for the nonprofit Carry The Load.

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Dana Sisco, M.P.H.

SMART Program Facilitator

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