Athlete advocates for safety on field
May 23, 2009 -- two weeks before his high school graduation: Tommy Mallon remembers playing his final lacrosse game. He also remembers being put on a spine board by paramedics and vomiting nonstop in the ambulance on the way to the trauma center at nearby Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., to get treated for a broken neck.
"Right when it happened, the whole world went really bright," he said.
Mallon, playing for Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.), was going ...
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