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JJ Watt Donates $10,000 to Woodlands High School Football Player

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Grant Milton, a player for The Woodlands High School (TWHS) football team, was rushed to the hospital due to a brain trauma during the team’s game on Saturday, November 26. TWHS Highlanders had just won advanced to the regional finals after a 52-31 victory against the Bowie Bulldogs at at the McLane Stadium at Baylor University.

Read our original story about Grant Milton here

On the evening of Tuesday, November 29, Grant’s father Miles Milton shared the following update via Caring Bridge:

“Each day brings small improvements. Grant blinked his eyes very slightly today when we asked him to respond. He also moved his arms several times throughout the day. These movements are rare but welcomed. He does not track us with his eyes yet and they remain closed most of the time. Grant continues in a comatose state and on ventilation. He does breath more on his own than what the ventilator provides for him which is another positive sign. We do not know what the road ahead looks like for him, we are just very thankful that he is still here with us. The trauma was severe and if not by God’s grace and the skill of his medical team we would be telling a different story today.  We all continue to feel so blessed with the care he’s receiving at Hillcrest and the outpouring of support. Thank you all so much for all the kind words and prayers for Grant. He truly is an amazing kid.”
 A GoFundMe page was also “established to help his family with medical costs as well as living expenses during this time. With Waco being over 2 hours from his home, his family will be incurring housing and other expenses to be by his side during this time.”

Family, friends, teammates, and the community came together, raising thousands for Grant and the Milton family. On the morning of Wednesday, November 30, Texans player J.J. Watt made an incredible $10,000 donation to the cause with the message:

“If there’s anything that I can do to help, please let me know. Sending my best wishes to Grant and the entire Milton family.”
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