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After paralyzing spinal cord injury, Mason-Hale on the mend

Chris Mason-Hale vividly remembers the football play that changed his life. The scene rolls through his mind with the same detail as the action movies he watches on his portable DVD player at Kernan Hospital. A senior linebacker for Western Tech in Catonsville, Mason-Hale went for a routine tackle in the final scrimmage of the preseason, Aug. 29 at Northeast. "It was a dive," Mason-Hale said of the common short-yardage play. "They gave the running back the ball, and he came through the one hole. I'm always the go-to guy because I'll make the hit, and I went for the kill shot. That's when you go outside him, but when I tried to hit him, he popped up and my head...

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