Upland’s Jacob Beltran meets Dodgers manager Dave Roberts for SCPL Awards

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Jacob Beltran, Upland, Most Inspirational Athlete of the Year

Diagnosed as having an arteriovenous malformation, Beltran had an extra vein in his brain that was nonfunctional. One morning before a baseball showcase in Orange County blood started to flow through that vein and his body didn’t know how to react, resulting in a seizure. The seizure caused Beltran to slip into a 24-hour coma that caused the right side of his body to be partially paralyzed. After more than seven months of rehabilitation, multiple invasive operations and several weeks in a hospital bed Beltran made it back to the baseball diamond.

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