15-year-old varsity football player suffers severe spinal injury after horror tackle, mom asks for prayers to help him heal
15-year-old Jordyn Hawkins is asking people to pray for her son, who suffered a serious spinal injury during a game on September 12. Hawkins tackled a quarterback during a junior varsity game at Austin High School and could not come back up, said his mother
Mother of varsity football player for Ford Bend, 15-year-old Jordyn Hawkins is asking people to pray for her son who suffered a serious spinal injury during a game on September 12. Hawkins tackled a quarterback during a junior varsity game at Austin High School and could not get back up, said his mother. A sophomore, Hawkins has been paralyzed from his shoulders through the rest of his lower body and is currently getting medical help.
Hawkins spent a week in the Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hermann and was then moved to TIRR Memorial Hermann, a rehabilitation center at the Texas Medical Center, according to ABC news. He is undergoing a rehabilitation program to help him get better and his mother said she is feeling positive. "Just in the blink of an eye, literally, in front of my eyes, our lives have changed," mom Deandrea Wade said during an interview outside the center, speaking to the outlet.
"It's difficult, but with my faith I believe that God is going to bring us through. God has already given us so many victories. Every day. We have a victory every day, so that's what I'm standing on. My belief in God," she added. Wade also said that her son has not let the incident get him down and is still smiling and "in good spirits". In a video taken from his hospital bed, the athlete who was seen lying with a neck brace thanked everyone for their "well wishes and support". "Please continue to pray for my full recovery as I prepare to walk out of here," he said.
The mother organized a prayer rally for Hawkins and encouraged the community to come support them. They are expected to gather on Friday night from 6pm to 8pm on the field at the school where the injury happened. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help him and his parents continue his road to recovery. "Every single penny goes straight to Jordyn's family to help with medical bills," it says. So far $11,990 has been raised for Hawkins.