“There was never any question as to where I was going to take Alice when she got hurt,” said Stacy Shelton.
Her daughter, 13-year-old Alice Reno, dislocated and injured her knee playing volleyball in August 2019 and underwent knee surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“They have taken such good care of us,” Stacy added, “and I just loved that the team at Children’s understood how badly Alice wanted to get back on the court after her knee injury, but also made sure she healed correctly for the long term.”
It’s only been a little over a year since Alice started playing volleyball, but the eighth-grader has fallen in love with the sport. She attended every camp she could this past summer and practiced as often as possible. So, when she tried out for her middle school team this summer, it wasn’t really a surprise when she made the team.
“I didn’t really have anything I loved to do until I found volleyball,” Alice said. “I put all my energy into it.”