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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A New Jersey highschool football participant is hospitalized with a extreme spinal twine harm.

However as CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported Thursday, he has lots of people rooting for him.

Aaron Van Trease is listed in secure situation at Robert Wooden Johnson College Hospital. The 18-year-old senior bought hit within the head throughout a routine defensive play and proper now has no use of his decrease physique. His dad and mom are by his facet and remaining sturdy. They spoke to CBS2 earlier Thursday.

“Aaron is doing very effectively. Every day he has taken little steps ahead, you understand, to get himself to rehab and to regain energy in his legs,” Debra Van Trease stated.

Aaron suffered a extreme spinal twine harm in September taking part in football for Saint John Vianney Excessive Faculty in Holmdel.

“He fractured his C-6 vertebrae,” father Wealthy Van Trease stated.

His dad and mom are hopeful.

“He’ll undoubtedly stroll,” Wealthy Van Trease stated.

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Aaron has obtained an enormous enhance from the NFL. Former gamers and present broadcasters Tiki Barber and Greg Olson have been amongst these to achieve out on social media to want him effectively.

“You’re going to be in your toes very quickly,” Barber stated.

“On behalf of myself and your complete Gronkowski household, we hope and praying for you and your loved ones and wishing you a speedy restoration,” former NFL tight finish Rob Gronkowski stated.

Aaron’s dad stated his son’s eyes lit up when he noticed the video.

“He was elated,” Wealthy Van Trease stated. “It actually, actually made his day. It was great for these guys to take the time to try this for my son.”

Assist is coming from their neighborhood of Manasquan, as effectively, for Aaron, who is just not solely an outstanding athlete but in addition a Nationwide Honor Society member. Coaches have been carrying t-shirts along with his initials and pals have thus far raised $140,000 for his care.

“The outpouring of assist from throughout has been overwhelming,” Debra Van Trease stated. “He has been such a pleasure to lift over these 18 years and, you understand, it breaks our coronary heart to see him like this proper now, however he’ll … he’ll come via.”

Former Rutgers football participant Eric LeGrande, who was paralyzed after struggling an harm, has additionally reached out. Aaron’s dad and mom stated his phrases give them hope.



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