The Ripple Effect: A Case Study

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The Ripple Effect A single incident can have an aftermath greater than its original circumstance; this concept is all too familiar with the Stringer family. Rowan Stringer, a seventeen-year old girl from Ottawa, Ontario died of second impact syndrome in a high school game of rugby in 2013, causing Canadians to re-evaluate student security in sports. Rowan had been cudgelled in the previous game and acknowledged her lightheadedness -a common concussion symptom, yet she and her friends overlooked it. Rowan then went headstrong into what would be her final game. Regret is an understatement for what her friends and family felt upon hearing the news of her death. Despite this tragedy, the outcome could have changed if just one person had spoken