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Concussions in girls: Awareness hits home with female athletes

Jill Bertino has trouble with bright lights.

“I didn’t expect to look down at the paragraphs that I was supposed to read and the words would be all over the place,” said the Boyertown Area High School senior. “The Smartboards were too bright for me to look at.”

A stand-out senior soccer player and track star, Bertino suffered a concussion last spring during a club soccer game.

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