Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Iowa High School Football Player in Coma From Bullying


"A 16-year-old Iowa high school football player (pictured) is in a coma after undergoing brain surgery. The teen needed the operation after enduring physical bullying by his teammates, the Des Moines Register reports.

According to Kacey Strough’s family, the Bedford High School freshman complained about two weeks ago that his teammates "kept hitting [him] on the head with a football" and that he was allegedly hit a number of times in the head. The harassment got too much for Strough to handle and he complained to one of his coaches. The school’s officials, however, have yet to speak out about the incident and have not stated whether administration took the necessary steps to protect the teen.

After enduring the attacks, Strough said he began to suffer from headaches, speech problems and eventually became paralyzed on the left side of his body. The boy’s step-grandmother, Chris Strough, said his eye and mouth became droopy. The teen’s family took him to the doctor several times but on Friday doctors decided to perform a risky brain surgery in hopes to successfully remove a blood clot near the brain stem."  Full story here!

WGB:  This is such a sad and tragic story.  There is a Facebook page that just started HERE if you want to share words of support.

1 comment:

Mike said...

This pisses me off--I hope the family presses charges.