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


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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