THE WOODLANDS, Texas (FOX 26)
A long line inside Chick-fil-a shows just how many people came out to support Grant Milton. Saturday night Milton was in Waco for a football playoff game, at one point he left the field, shortly after he was rushed to the hospital.
"Grant went down on he sidelines, they took him to an ambulance and I was laying down Saturday night I was on twitter and saw from some of his friends he had already had brain surgery", says Blair Adkins who witnessed what happened.
To help out parents set up a Go Fund Me page which has already raised about $80 thousand dollars. Wednesday afternoons spirit night also brought in money to help pay for medical bills.
"We are giving 20% of the proceeds during this time frame to the family directly", says Chick-Fil-A marketing director Morgan Dobson. Many bought and wore t-shirts with Grants number on them, 21.
"Some parents from the school decided to pull together and actually make these t-shirts", says Dobson.
In just 30 minutes a thousand shirts at $15 a piece sold out, a new order will be sold over the weekend
"I think we'll be coming back on Friday", says student Maria Guerrero who came out to support Milton with her friends.
JJ Watt donated $10 thousand dollars to the cause and released a statement that says, "If there's anything that I can do to help, please let me know. Sending my best wishes to Grant and the entire Milton family."
Grant's dad Miles Milton posted a statement on Caring Bridge earlier today that said, "The initial trauma and subsequent swelling put intense pressure on his brain..." and that "Grant has been taking tiny steps each day".
"Keep praying and keep fighting and keep hope that's all you can really do at this point", says another student supporting Milton, John Stubbs.
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