Brenham Community Rallies to Support 17-Year-Old Stroke Victim

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email

A Brenham High School football player is in serious condition at St. Joseph Hospital after suffering a stroke Wednesday, according to doctors.

Justin Davis, 17 years old, started feeling ill after football practice Wednesday.

“Just a headache, I mean normal stuff...Then he stood up and he couldn't control anything on his left side,” said Garrett Altman, a Cubs football teammate.

Justin was rushed to St. Joseph Hospital, where friends of the family say he's had two surgeries so far.

“He had the surgery yesterday morning to alleviate the pressure on his brain, I know the next 24-48 hours are critical for him,” said Hilary Morgan, a long-time friend of the family.

Doctors at St. Joseph Hospital say strokes are extremely rare in teenagers. Friends say Davis had no history of health problems.

Brenham cubs football players and members of the community came together to pray for Justin and his parents, Misti Davis. and Marlon Thomas. Hilary Morgan created a Fundraiser Facebook page, and more than 1,300 people joined the group in less than 24 hours.

“I'm doing what I can over here. Even though I'd love to be there with her, holding her hand and hugging her. But this is my hug for her,” said Morgan.

Morgan hopes J.D. knows the Brenham community is rooting for him.

Donations to the family can be made at any Wells Fargo Branch. The fund is listed under “The Justin Davis Benefit Account” c/o Hilary Morgan.

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