Jefferson football player continues recovery, accepted into Colorado hospital for specialized treatment
A Jefferson High School student, 15-year-old Ethan Glynn, suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down during a football game earlier this month.
Support for Glynn has been pouring in from around the country. Cards, care packages,and even football tickets are arriving in the mail on a daily basis.
Bloomington Jefferson football coach Time Carlson also says ninth-graders are joining the freshman football team as a show of support for Glynn. They have added five new players to their roster in the past two weeks.
An update this weekend from Glynn’s CaringBridge site has revealed more about how his injury will be treated.
Glynn was accepted into Craig Hospital near Denver where he will begin his recovery process.
Craig Hospital is known to have one of the best spinal cord programs in the nation. Glynn could depart by next week, according to family members, who are still “ironing out the details” as stated in the CaringBridge post.
“We say, ‘Play for each other,’ because that’s what Ethan would do. We tell the kids, ‘Let’s play like Ethan,'” Carlson said. “They have embraced that.”
So far, a GoFundMe to finance his recovery has received over $200,000 in donations, with a goal of $225,000.