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Death Of Baltimore High School Football Player Inspires Training To Prevent Future Tragedies

July 6, 2022

It has been nearly 10 months since Mervo High football player Elijah Gorham passed away after suffering a brain injury during a game. Gorham’s mother, Shantres Shaw, says it took nearly an hour for her son to be transported to the hospital. “It’s very important to get to the athletes, to actually get them to where they need to be,” Shaw said. Since the tragedy, Shaw has been calling for change, championing a bill named in her honor that would require middle schools and high schools to develop venue-specific emergency action plans for injuries and severe weather.

Article Source: WJZ CBS Baltimore

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