By Walter Villa
Editor’s note: This story was reprinted with permission from ESPN. Katie George is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Salem George of Lebanon.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Wearing a helmet and pads, Katie George may look like a football player - but she’s not.
She’s tougher than that.
George, a 5-foot-10 senior setter for Assumption (Louisville, Ky.), had her tonsils removed in July. But soon after the routine procedure, doctors discovered a blood clot in her left lung.