Comeback Athletes


September Comeback Athlete Jasmine Feraro

School: Saint Francis High School
Grade: 12th
Sport: Basketball and volleyball
Team: Saint Francis Knights
Injury/disorder: Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

  • Jasmine has been playing basketball since 5th grade.
  • She’s torn her ACL three times—twice on her right knee, once on her left. Research shows that girls are 4 times more likely to tear an ACL than boys.
  • She’s a leader even when she’s not playing, inspiring her basketball team to win the 2015 Class A Championship.
  • Jasmine and her physical therapist, Colleen Crosby, have such a bond that they stayed in touch even after she finished rehabilitation.

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2015 September Comeback Athlete: Jasmine FeraroView

It’s hard to come back from an injury once, let alone three times. But that’s just what Jasmine Feraro did—and basketball was her motivation. She persevered to get back on the court and her determination earned her the September Comeback Athlete title.


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Each Story Ends the Same. Back on the Field.

Do you know a young athlete* who overcame an injury or illness to get back to the sport they love? Do you want to reward them for all the hard work they put in to their recovery? Nominate them for Comeback Athlete of the Month.

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*Eligible athletes must have received treatment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta [in any inpatient or outpatient area] before returning to their organized sport.