“I was not going to end my career on a stretcher”

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Vernon Hills senior gymnast Fallon Faia (above) suffered a serious head injury that resulted in a hemorrhage and seizures, but made a comeback to compete in the state meet.

Pioneer Press staff writer Bill McLean covered the end of Faia’s career.

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