Kasich signs bill named for Miamisburg athlete into law

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MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Governor John Kasich officially signed Cody’s Law into law Wednesday, designating January 30 as “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Day.”

The bill was named for Cody Hamblin, a Miamisburg High School athlete who suffered a series of concussions throughout his football career and developed CTE, which contributed to his death in May of 2016.

Cody’s Law seeks to raise awareness for CTE.

 “I am grateful to the Governor for signing Cody’s Law into law. This bill will help create awareness of CTE and present future tragedies like Cody’s. The public needs to know if they suffer a concussion to seek immediate medical attention,” says Rep. Niraj Antani.

 “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,” says Cody’s sister, Heidi Hamblin.

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