Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod says Rowan’s Law will be passed on June 7th, making Ontario the first province to pass legislation on concussions. MacLeod says this means Barrhaven rugby player Rowan Stringer did not die in vain.
In 2012, the high school rugby star played through her first two concussions, not wanting to miss a game. When she suffered her third concussion, the swelling in her brain led to her death.
A coroner’s inquest in 2015 made several recommendations related to the education of athletes, coaches, teachers and parents on how to avoid and treat concussions.