Hannah Holt - December 9, 2016 6:53 am
The Kansas Wesleyan community rallied together Thursday night for a student undergoing serious health issues.
Aaron Hurd, a sophomore at the university from Rockwall, TX, is a baseball player for KWU. While attending class on Tuesday, Hurd fell unconscious. A student in the class started performing CPR in the classroom until paramedics arrived. Hurd has been at Salina Regional Health Center since collapsing on Tuesday where he remains in “the fight for his life”.
Thursday night at the men’s basketball game against York College, the team honored their fellow student-athlete by wearing baseball jerseys to start the game, and prior to tip-off, the team and student section joined in a moment of prayer. The baseball and softball teams collected funds throughout the game to help assist Hurd’s parents who rushed up from Texas with travel costs.
Hurd’s progress continues to be monitored. Check out what the Kansas Wesleyan community is doing for Hurd and his family on Twitter from the hashtag #PrayForAaron.
KWU Baseball Coach Bill Neale offered this update Friday afternoon:
It’s amazing how positive thoughts and prayers work!! At 2am this morning Aaron opened his eyes. We can now talk with him and he will even respond to small things such as squeezing fingers. He also keeps opening his eyes without anyone talking to him and we’re convinced its to look at his jerseys hanging at the end of his bed. It’s still a long road ahead, but from where we were just 24 hours ago, this is incredible!! God is good and please keep the prayers and positive thoughts going!!
— KWU Coyotes (@kwucoyotes) December 9, 2016