This was the second hit which changed his life. Zack faced second impact syndrome and was sent to a hospital in Seattle on the edge of death. He was in a coma for 3 months and could not talk for 9 months. Zack still has to be in a wheelchair (Tarshis). Concussions have occurred in football for decades and players like Zack still risk their lives when they step on the field.
When Palitos friend Walden’s saw Palito feel very lonely he convinced him to practice and play again(page 43) .Odette told his problem with doctor Silvera she meet his Tonko who is gymnasium. Tonko told Palito he try to hard work three month and he will be play first class football. Palito try to hard work ten week later Tonko was surprised because he was becoming one of the boxers. He play boxing and win the game(page 49). One day Chico phone Palito
¨Just make sure you read the file¨ (Lynch 13). 3- Conflict The main conflict of the novel is when Arlo gets too many head injuries or concussions to play football.¨My head felt like someone was actually turning a big screw, driving it into the bone and brain with a turn, then a turn, then a turn¨ (Lynch 273) Arlo was sad when he had found out because he never thought that he would never not be able to play football. Arlo got so many head injuries that he could never play football again. Also, when this was happening, Sandy was happy because she did not want Arlo playing football anymore either. Arlo 's mom was right, She had a whole file of head injuries, and she had always said that he shouldn 't play
The doctors said that it was strange seeing a 13 year old, who was scared of everything, take in the news that he could die at any moment with such calmness. Once he had returned to his once normal life with his friends, he felt that he would never be seen the same in the same way. To everyone else he turned into the “kid with a ticking time bomb in his head”, but he did not
Young boys go full force in everything they do, and football is no exception. Most boys will start playing at age five, beginning the blows to the head that continue each year they participate in the sport. Young boys do not realize that concussions each year are greatly detrimental to their developing brain. Playing tackle football before the age of twelve can lead to negative cognitive effects and memory decline later in life. Playing tackle football has an overall negative effect on the cognitive and memory aspects of the adult brain; therefore, the age of players needs to be increased above the age of twelve years old.
Football is one of America 's favorite pastimes, but with future generations no longer playing due to the concern of concussions and injuries--it could vanish entirely. 20% of high school students who have played football have suffered from some type of concussion("Overweight & Obesity" 2017). So many parents are no longer allowing their kids to play football, which brings concern for the future of football. Yet football is a fun and active sport that keeps kids in shape even though obesity is a growing problem in the US. After examining children playing football, it is clear that parents should allow their kids to be apart of football because it keeps kids in shape, while keeping them safe, and allows them to be successful later on in life.
The aforementioned statement is an eye-opener to the reality of football in Ghana, where millions of skillful teens will not have an opportunity at a decent football league to improve and develop their abilities and technique. In the last several years, various improvements have been performed, as Tom Vernon established the foundation named Right to Dream in 1999, which concentrates on football while still providing young athletes a great education so that they can acquire scholarships to play in the US or the UK. They spend thousands of dollars on every child to guarantee them the best welfare. Throughout the years, thirteen players have graduated from the Right to Dream Academy and become professional footballers, most notable David Accam, Emmanuel Boateng, and Majeed Waris. These professionals have succeeded to play professional football in alliances such as the Major League Soccer and the Russian Premier League.
The Centers for Disease Control and prevention estimates more than 300,000 sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States. Of those, around half are kids 18 years and younger ref. In 2015 alone, there was 13 deaths attributed to football and 9 of those had something to do with a head injury ref. The amount of concussions in high school athletes would be lowered if high schools would implement stricter athletic regulations, purchase high quality equipment, and require coaches to become certified not only in recognizing, but preventing head injuries. Need of Regulations If high schools would create more head injury regulations, then it would decrease the amount of head injuries sustained by athletes.
It is said that the life never steps up until it has faced the most difficult challenge. My life went through the same. When I was young, less strong enough to overcome the obstacles, one of my brothers had TB. It was an emergency so everybody rushed to take him to hospital. I was looking at everyone’s terrified faces standing at the corner and I didn’t even know why they were so much terrified.
Jim decided that he does not want to live out his last few weeks under this condition and would rather the respirator to be removed (Mackinnon, et al. 2014). Removing a respirator or a feeding tube are examples of passive euthanasia. The physician would stop his treatment of life support. “Withdrawal of life support in the intensive care setting is increasing in frequency.