Seventh grader Caroline Temple plays volleyball wearing a padded yellow helmet. She said it is a small price to pay for the sport she loves.
A concussion not only changed her game, it also changed her life. Two years earlier a volleyball net support pole crashed down on the back of her head. Caroline did not see it coming.
"I just started screaming because I did not know what was happening and it was freaking other people out," said Caroline Temple.
Temple went to the ER, but was cleared to get back on the court after her headaches went away. Six weeks later, a second blow to the head, this time it was a volleyball.
"I just started to cry," said Caroline Temple. "We put a whole bunch of ice on it and then when the volleyball game started I was just so totally off."
Still, Caroline tried to play. Her movements were methodical and she could not focus.
"When someone was trying to set me up for a hit, I was on the other side of the court," said Caroline Temple. "When I was trying to pass and serve I missed every single ball, which was crazy."
Caroline was taken out of the game. The entire Temple family spent the next 10 months helping Caroline recover.
"When you have a broken arm people know you are injured, when you take a hit to the head, people can't see it," said Caroline's mother Victoria.
When Caroline stepped back on the court this year she felt back to normal, but she looked different. Temple wears a foam helmet to prevent further injury.
"We were concerned because we thought maybe kids would make fun of her when she came back to school, but just the opposite happened," said Victoria Temple, Caroline's mother.
Caroline's helmet became an on-court billboard for concussion awareness. Temple also has a blog, telling others about her ordeal, she even worked to get a concussion policy at her school.
The Indianapolis Colts have taken notice. On game day, a limo will take her from her house to Lucas Oil Stadium.
"I was just kind of in total shock that this was happening to me," said Caroline Temple. "Of all the bad stuff I have gone through this was one of the first things that has been happy."
Temple will be at the 50-yard-line before kickoff, taking part in the coin toss.
"I think it is going to be fun, I think it is going to be a good time. I also think it shows what concussions can do to you."
Thomas Strole, a youth quarterback, had two concussions in a four-week period. Thomas is also raising concussion awareness and will also be on the field for Sunday’s big game.
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