Nick Brown with his parents, Laurie and Read Brown, on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. The Union Mine High School freshman running back suffered a brain injury during a junior varsity football game one year ago. Soon after the game against Foothill High ended, he stood up to shake the other guys’ hands. Almost immediately, he collapsed. Within the hour, he would be on a helicopter life flight to Sutter Roseville Medical Center where he underwent an emergency craniotomy to save his life.
Nick Brown with his parents, Laurie and Read Brown, on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. The Union Mine High School freshman running back suffered a brain injury during a junior varsity football game one year ago. Soon after the game against Foothill High ended, he stood up to shake the other guys’ hands. Almost immediately, he collapsed. Within the hour, he would be on a helicopter life flight to Sutter Roseville Medical Center where he underwent an emergency craniotomy to save his life. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
Nick Brown with his parents, Laurie and Read Brown, on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. The Union Mine High School freshman running back suffered a brain injury during a junior varsity football game one year ago. Soon after the game against Foothill High ended, he stood up to shake the other guys’ hands. Almost immediately, he collapsed. Within the hour, he would be on a helicopter life flight to Sutter Roseville Medical Center where he underwent an emergency craniotomy to save his life. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
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Andy Furillo has been a reporter with The Sacramento Bee since 1991. He covered mostly crime and punishment until April 2015, when he began writing a sports column. He believes art inspires in many forms: a Jerry Garcia guitar solo, Van Gogh's "Starry Night," and Madison Bumgarner's five innings of masterpiece relief in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. Sport is art, and sport is fun, and it is filled with interesting people. Furillo hopes to bring out the best of it all. Contact Andy Furillo at afurillo@sacbee.com or 916-321-1141. Twitter: @andyfurillo