Anamosa four-sport standout is using her competitiveness to recover from traumatic brain injury

Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 8:53 PM CDT
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ANAMOSA, Iowa (KCRG) - Anamosa four-sport star athlete Maggie McQuillen is a fighter, and that toughness has helped her in her battle to recover from a traumatic brain injury.

“There is a big chunk I don’t remember,” McQuillen said.

13 weeks after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a car accident with a semi-truck, McQuilllen was back at the diamond to watch the team she starred for play last weekend.

The team put “Moving for Maggie, Beast Mode” stickers on the back of their helmets.

“I wish I was playing but I am really happy for them,” McQuillen said.

The entire Anamosa community has rallied behind McQuillen by doing one more repitition to show their support for the girl who always did more rep to get better.

“I have seen a lot of “M for M” which is “Moving for Maggie” on a lot of businesses.” said McQuillen “Everyone I see is like you’re home, I am so glad. I am like thank you.”

“The prayers, the thoughts, all of the offers of assistance, it is just unbelievable,” said McQuillen’s father Matt. “We are very fortunate. Very, very blessed.”

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