A Rudder High School student who collapsed on the field during a football game last September was part of a program Monday night for student trainers at Texas A&M.
David Wilganowski and Rudder High School trainer Jamie Woodall, who helped save his life on the field, spoke to the A&M trainers at the Bright Complex on the A&M campus.
Wilganowski collapsed on the field at Merrill Green Stadium during a football game and trainers helped stabilize him before he was rushed to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, and then flown by helicopter to a hospital in Houston.
Wilganowski had some emotional words about the impact trainers can have.
He said, "I'm so thankful that everything worked out so right and that I had the right people there at the right time. Looking back at it I wouldn't want to trade anything, anything at all."
Doctors diagnosed Wilganowski with a heart condition, and Rice University recently followed through with a promise of an athletics scholarship even though he will never play a game at Rice.