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Spotlight: Maya Brown

Submitted by tara.pina on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:23
Article by Wynter Smith

Maya Brown in a seventh grader here at Springville Junior High who is currently on the schools wrestling team. Maya got a serious injury with an opponent from Spanish Fork. “During the match, I think the guy I was wrestlings got frustrated because I kept getting out of his holds. He went behind me and grabbed my wrist and put his arm around my waist. Then he kind of threw me, which isn’t illegal as long as he goes down with me. He didn’t go down with me though and  I hit the ground on my left side, I felt my shoulder pop inward. Everyone around me heard like a pop snap kind of thing. My coach thought I was better than I actually was tried I lift me up but when he did I was overwhelmed with dizziness. The other coach came and helped me up and got me to the benches. At first the pain was very numb then it felt like knives jabbing and piercing my skin. After I was taken to the ER, the doctors had to pull my bone back in place and put 2 crews and a metal plate in my collar bone.” Maya still currently goes to the wrestling matches to support her team even though she can’t participate. We all wish her a speedy recovery and good luck next year.