Peyton Hillis: Fans send in prayers for 'hero' ex-NFL star who remains in critical condition after drowning incident

Peyton Hillis: Fans send in prayers for 'hero' ex-NFL star who remains in critical condition after drowning incident
Payton Hillis' kidneys are a cause for concern, according to doctors (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

0PENSACOLA, FLORIDA: Former NFL running back Payton Hillis remains in critical condition at a Florida intensive care as his kidneys have become a cause for concern for doctors following last week's swimming incident.

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Reportedly, Hillis was airlifted to a local hospital with kidney and lung damage on Wednesday after he saved his two children from drowning at a Pensacola beach. The athlete's other issues have improved, while his kidneys remain a concern, according to Memphis' WREG.com. Although, who provided the update seems to be unclear but according to an article on the website, WREG's reporter was told that Hillis is 'battling and definitely needs as many prayers as he can get." "One of the great things about being a body of believers is relationship and community, and it's about being not only here to pray for people, but it's also here, it's also to be here to support them through times like this," Bryant Davis, the coach of the Hillis' football team told Little Rock's CBS affiliate. 

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Hillis' two children, son Orry, and his daughter are safe and neither of them needed to be hospitalized. Hillis' fans have shown their support on the Internet and are praying for his speedy recovery during this difficult time. 

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"I have no idea why this isn't a bigger story," one user said. Another user said, "Not enough attention to this hero." One user complained that Hillis and this incident "barely makes the news."



 

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Fans continued to call him a "hero" for his act of bravery. One user said, "That man is a hero." Another user said, "Dudes a flat out her." One user asked the Lord to "touch Mr Hillis body, restore his health, give him strength." A fan said that he is the "definition of a hero."

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Hillis is best known for his 2010 season with Cleveland. He also played for the Kansas City Chiefs and concluded his professional career playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants. He retired in 2015 at the request of his doctor due to a history of concussions. 

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