SH10H031ATHLETICTRAINERS Aug. 6, 2010 -- Tommy Mallon and Riki Kirchoff, athletic trainer at Santa Fe Christian High School in San Diego, shown while the injured lacrosse player was still wearing a brace to protect his fractured neck. Mallon and his family are convinced that Kirchoff saved him from paralysis or death by not letting him move after he was injured in a collision during his final high-school game. The Mallon family founded an advocacy group that promotes having an athletic trainer in every high school. (SHNS photo courtesy Beth Mallon) (trainer)

SH10H031ATHLETICTRAINERS Aug. 6, 2010 -- Tommy Mallon and Riki Kirchoff, athletic trainer at Santa Fe Christian High School in San Diego, shown while the injured lacrosse player was still wearing a brace to protect his fractured neck. Mallon and his family are convinced that Kirchoff saved him from paralysis or death by not letting him move after he was injured in a collision during his final high-school game. The Mallon family founded an advocacy group that promotes having an athletic trainer in every high school. (SHNS photo courtesy Beth Mallon) (trainer)

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