During a football game on Halloween night, Chad Stover, a junior at Tipton High School, suffered a severe head injury in the fourth quarter of a game against Sacred Heart-Sedalia. Now, on his 17th birthday, his family, friends, community and people from across the country are praying for his recovery.
Residents in Tipton and surrounding communities started wearing red ribbons, some marked with the number 18, Stover’s jersey number.
The family has taken to social media asking everyone to #PrayforChad. They’ve also set up a Facebook page.
On a CaringBridge web page, Chad’s mother Amy updated followers on Thursday morning that her son “had a good night last night. His lungs seem to be a little more clear. His fever is lower than it was yesterday and he is resting well. Doctors still don’t give us much hope…We have to pray for the Lord to take care of our boy. I love you so much my dear Chad. It’s your birthday tomorrow. My dear boy will be 17.”
Chad remains in critical condition in the ICU at University Hospital in Columbia with severe head and brain trauma.
Here’s a great article from my friend and colleague Tom Loeffler of KRCG.