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u18 Boys, Runner-up, SASA LincolnLand
Invitational March 18-19, 2017
u15B (Team Getz) BGC Kenosha Futsal Champs
u11 Boys White (Indoor 2017)
Congratulations to Mens First Team Player Bobby
Reed and his wife Laura on the Birth of Joey !
u12 Girls (Indoor 2017)
u18 Girls (Indoor 2017)
u17 Girls (Indoor 2017)
u16 Girls (Indoor 2017)
u15G GoalKeeper Taylor Primack competed
in the ODP Inter-Regional Showcase with the 2002 Girls
in Memphis TN over President's Day Weekend. Her pool
team finished 2-0-1 and Taylor made 17 saves.
with wins over KY & TN. She also played with the
Midwest Region Pool Team making 4 saves and helping her
team win a game.
u11 Boys Red, Fall 2017 YSSL Division 5NW Champs
Emma Carterís Battle to Conquer
Traumatic Brain Injury
Update 1, Feb 17, 2017
Emma has completed her fourth week of therapy at the
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The condition of
her upper body (ribs, midsection, shoulders, neck) has
improved and her pain level in those areas has reduced.
Emma still experiences intense headaches and head pain.
She is learning new methods to help reduce pain and
increase overall functionality. Emma participates in
counseling sessions designed to reduce pain. She
continues to work towards active participation in
conversations and she is learning new methods to improve
engaging in communications.
Her daily routine includes more structure, with specific
time segments, tasks and details. She begins her day
with calming stretches and breathing exercises, followed
by breakfast and general preparation for the day. She
reads for three minutes at a time while sitting at a
desk with weights on her lap. The weights help her feel
grounded and keep her from feeling dizzy, which improves
her ability to focus on what she is reading. The rest of
the day includes more activities of daily living with
therapeutic methods and specific details to improve her
Emma has joined a Facebook group consisting of females
under twenty-five years old who are suffering from long
term concussion issues. The group has allowed for
sharing of stories, peer support and an understanding
that she is not alone in the fight to get better.
Words from Kelly Carter: "The Doctors have said that
Emma is a fighter and doing well. They are proud of her
work ethic, but it will take time for her to regain
functional levels again. As her mom and caregiver, I
could not be more proud. I am also honored by the
outpouring of support from friends, family and the
community. It has been the hardest thing I have ever
been through. I miss her, she misses life, but together
we find strength to keep moving forward through each
other and with the support of our village of fighters
and prayer makers. All I can say is thank you for you!"
Jan 9, 2017
In early November 2015, Emma Carter was a high school
freshman at Grayslake North High School when her life
changed during a weekend travel soccer game. In the
final moments of the game, Emma was dribbling a soccer
ball down the sideline with speed when she was tackled
from behind by an opponent. She sustained body
contusions and injuries to her ribs and other parts of
her midsection, and although banged up, she returned the
following week for her final game of the soccer season.
However, as the soccer season concluded and she
transitioned back into school for finals, Emma began to
complain of concussion-like symptoms not originally
detected when she was evaluated after the November
soccer game. It became evident that she could not
concentrate and she reported daily headaches coupled
with balance and vision difficulties. Eventually, she
was diagnosed with a concussion in January of 2016, her
second from in-game play.
And as Emma's concussion symptoms became worse, her
focus worsened as well. When trying to read, words would
move and jump around on the page and she was unable to
This lead her to withdraw from school in March, and
eventually, from everyday life, as she showed worsening
neurocognitive deficiencies when trying to participate
in conversations with her friends and family.
Having hit a stagnation point in her recovery process,
Emma was referred to the Rehabilitation Institute of
Chicago. Initial assessments confirmed that Emma would
need to engage in an aggressive rehabilitation program
to regain cognitive abilities.
With aspirations of studying Genetic Engineering, Emma
put her dreams on hold given her new reality ó one where
she needed to reset her expectations and learn to set
new limits when studying and performing daily
activities, as well as the cost of being able to achieve
But, as she comes to terms with accepting the changes in
her life, Emma wonders, " when will I feel better? " and
her mother Kelly is worried about how they'll foot the
GOFundMe Emma Carter TBI Page is being setup by the
Chicago Kickers Soccer Club to help provide Coach Kelly
Carter, a mother of three children with financial
assistance in this time of need.
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