© Mary Seau Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Foundation 2019

Mary Seau CTE Foundation is a Registered 501(c)(3) Organization

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960 Canterbury Place, Suite 110

Escondido, CA 92025

(760) 672-6057

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Mary Seau

Founder & CEO

Six feet under pushing plumeria flowers, people try to soften the blow by saying, “He is with the Lord now” and “He is in a better place.” Fact of the matter is, my brother is still gone. Junior no longer has the pain of this world to deal with. However, I do. This is because I believe his death was needless. I had questions in the beginning. I saw that Junior was experiencing problems and many of them were visible. For instance, his pupils  continuously changed in  size, he often appeared confused and withdrawn. When I questioned him, he would say, “I’m fine.” He knew I wasn't satisfied with his answers because I continued asking more questions about his eyes, facial expression and medication. What I didn’t know was that I was staring at the lasting result of brain trauma in the face.


I started this foundation in memory of my brother Junior Seau. It is my wish to inform and to educate the community regarding CTE. I have partnered with Boston University’s Dr. Anne McKee in the Early CTE Research Program. Our vision is to help provide an understanding on how CTE can impair and destroy. I believe that research, education and prevention is the answer.


Shannalei Seau

Board Member/Treasurer

Carl Skaja

Partner at Skaja, Daniels, Lister & Permito, LLP

Board Member

Kamali'i Peneku

Board Member/Designer