Brie Boothby, a dedicated high school field hockey player, suffered a major injury when she was battered with an opponents stick on the side of her head. Determined, Boothby battled through the rest of the game driven by her pure passion for the sport and the fear of her team taking a loss. However, that night seventeen year old Brie Boothby began feeling the uneasiness of numerous symptoms. Experiencing extreme nausea and a loss of memory. Visiting her primary care physician, Boothby was diagnosed with a concussion that had left her with permanent brain defects. Her recovery process consisted of continuous Physical Therapy for a period of ten months ; helping her regain her balance without falling. The repercussions of her injury continued when she received yet another diagnosis of ADHD. This diagnosis evoked severe anxiety within Boothby because school and continuing her education into a prestigious university had always been one of her aspirations. Living with ADHD, school substantially become more challenging and weakened her courage. Unfortunately, Brie Boothby’s story is just one out of a million children who are taken to the emergency room due to sports related injuries annually. Studies have proven that majority of children who are part of a sports team ignore injuries and feel an overwhelming sense of pressure to continue. Receiving the diagnosis of a concussion is something to be taken with great severity, children returning to their sport too early are at high risk for second impact syndrome. Second impact syndrome is chronic damage to the brain and its operations which will impair the lives of these individuals enormously. As awareness continues to increase, it is now mandatory in all fifty states to pull a player out of the game if a possible concussion is suspected. Coaches should create a safe and welcoming environment where winning and an immense amount of pressure is not the focus. Sports is a great activity for many children, but they should be enjoyed and practiced in a safe manner to avoid injuries.