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Soccer Injury Leads to Tragic Death of University of Alabama Student

Photo courtesy of Allie Brodie’s Facebook page

As reported by Fox News, University of Alabama student Allie Brodie has died after being struck in the head by a soccer ball three weeks ago.

The injury occurred October 7 while Allie was playing a friendly soccer game with friends. The blow triggered brain arteriovenous malformation, a condition she had been born with but had gone undetected. As her symptoms continued to deteriorate multiple emergency surgeries were performed. Doctors ultimately decided to place her into a medically conduced coma, and she never recovered.

In response to the untimely death of her daughter, her mother posted the following message on Facebook. “Allie passed away yesterday afternoon (October 28), but she will be in our hearts forever. She never came out of the coma, and couldn’t battle the complications from pneumonia. Heaven has gained a beautiful guardian angel, and we continue to seek peace in God’s plan for our sweet girl.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help support Allie’s family. If you would like to donate please click here.