Injured Fortuna Football Player Profiled by ESPN
ESPN profiled former Fortuna football player Bailey Foley—the fearless Bailey Foley as they title the article–in an article today.
Foley was injured in a football game last fall, he spent months in the hospital with his parents by his side, and managed to graduate this year.
Below is just an excerpt of the article:
Bailey Foley could bench-press 215, more than 30 pounds over his weight, and his wiry body was toughened by riding motorcycles and dirt bikes in the coastal mountains and the loamy bed of the Eel River. He was a starting infielder on the varsity baseball team who liked to spend weekends fishing for lingcod 20 minutes away along the Pacific’s Lost Coast or for steelhead in the river down the street. He was the kind of kid who is typical of Fortuna — “the Friendly City,” population 12,191 — but rare most other places: the kind who lived outside. The air in Humboldt County is like damp wool, the climate and topography ideal for growing redwoods, marijuana and tough kids. On the football field, Bailey had a reputation among his teammates and opponents as an eager and sometimes savage hitter.
Donate to Bailey’s GoFundMe here.
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