Lucky To Be Alive

Adrian Padilla is lucky to be back where he wants to be, on September 19th he suffered a major brain injury that required emergency removal of part of his skull.Β  The fact that it was taken care of in time to save his life is a great thing, but after reading a story about his triumphant return to watching his teammates there was a passage that has me extremely concerned;

Padilla can recall everything that happened leading up to when he collapsed on the sideline at the San Luis Obispo game.

He said he had suffered a minor concussion two weeks before the game, but felt well enough to play. Everything seemed normal until he blitzed the quarterback leading with his helmet.

“After that, I got up and ran to the sideline and told coach what happened. He told me to go sit down, and I tried going to the bench and moving some bags. Then I collapsed,” Padilla said. “The next thing I remember was waking up in the hospital four days later.”

The fact that Padilla recognized Continue reading

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