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High School Football / Spinal Injuries #1004795

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 12, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Blue Island, Illinois: Chip Reid) The financial and emotional costs of spinal injuries to high school football players examined; details given about Rocky Clark†, who was paralyzed at 16 and whose care was paid for by the school district for 10 years until it ran out last year, and his mother, who received a foreclosure notice after quitting her job, and about the Gridiron Heroes organization started by Eddie Canales†† after his son was paralyzed. [CLARK – says he thought he was taken care of for life.] [Mother Annette CLARK – comments on Rocky.] [School superintendent John BURNS‡- says this is supposed to be a great country but we can’t help kids like this.] [CANALES – comments on the cost of the injuries.]

Pelley, Scott;
Reid, Chip

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