“A 17-year-old John McCrae Secondary School student in Ottawa has died following a severe head injury she sustained during a rugby game last week.
Rowan Stringer was captain of the high school rugby team this year, her second as a member, said her father, Gordon Stringer. She also played in a Barrhaven rugby club last summer after school ended and was planning to join again this summer.
The teen was tackled hard during a game on Wednesday, flew through the air and hit her head and neck on the ground, Stringer said. Rowan stayed awake for a few moments after sitting up, then slipped into unconsciousness.
She never woke up.
Rowan was taken to hospital, where doctors tried unsuccessfully to relieve the pressure in her head.
She died on Sunday night after her family decided to discontinue life support the previous day.”
Rest in peace Rowan Stringer <3
I miss you. I hate life’s tragedies because you could have done so much for the world.