In 1999, goalie Briana Scurry delivered the epic game-deciding save that won the Women's World Cup for the U.S. But the two-time Olympic gold medalist considers her most important accomplishment to be advocating on behalf of people with traumatic brain injuries. After she took a knee to the head during a game in 2010, she went down a three-year-long path of pain, isolation, and depression. But she fought for herself, got the help she needed and vowed to help others suffering after concussions.
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