Rowan’s Law Day was established in 2018, and will be observed across Ontario on the last Wednesday in September each year.
Rowan Stringer loved rugby. A competitive and keen athlete, she was captain of her high school’s team. In the week before her last game, Rowan was hit twice in the head while playing, likely sustaining a concussion after each blow. Tragically, in May 2013, 17-year old Rowan died as the result of head injuries she sustained while playing rugby.
We all have the responsibility to recognize the signs of a concussion which include headache, dizziness, ringing in the ears, memory loss, nausea, light sensitivity, drowsiness and depression.
If you are ever hit in the head while playing, it is important stop, sit, and find an adult to help you.