Spurred on by her extraordinary ability to hit the bullseye, she competed to become a champion at various tournaments; the focused 12-year-old was showing the determination it took to become an Olympian. Parents Jennifer and Chad Laux were naturally proud, then, when she was picked to represent the local junior Olympics team. It seemed that her path was already stretching out in front of her.
However, during a basketball match on February 16, 2017, her life would be turned upside down. And bizarrely, her family would be left forever grateful for the serious injury that she sustained during the game.
Brianna was a strong player, and as she went into the last quarter she was cruising through the basketball game. Just moments before the end, however, she reached out for the ball and was struck in the side of the head by an opponent’s elbow. The collision left her unsteady and gasping for breath.