After injury, Christy McCullough wears helmet to ride horses

June 11, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Christy McCullough carries the American flag during the Grand Entry of the Ozark Empire Rodeo in Springfield. After a traumatic brain injury in 2011, Christy has to wear a helmet when she rides. But it is not common for rodeo queens or cowboys to wear helmets during rides or events. “Christy is breaking ground by wearing her helmet,” her mother, Nancy Miller, said.

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