On September 8th, Trenton Bass sustained a traumatic neck injury during a varsity football game. That same night, he underwent surgery to repair two broken vertebrae. The surgery went smoothly, but evidence of paralysis is currently present. He is able to move his arms and has some feeling in his fingers; however, at this point he does not have feeling below his breastbone. It is hard to know if he will make a full recovery, but we are very hopeful that he will. We have heard many success stories of patients who regain feeling and movement in the weeks and months after paralyzation.
Trenton is 17 years old and just started his senior year at HBC high school. Not only is he a gifted athlete, but he is also a brilliant student and faithful follower of Christ. Trenton is strong and a fighter. If anyone can overcome this, we believe Trenton can - but he can't do it alone.
The community of Hills and surrounding area have been amazingly supportive in the wake of this tragic event. People around the world are praying for Trenton and asking how to help. First, continue your prayers. We know God is the ultimate healer. Second, we have started organizing fundraisers as Trenton's road to recovery is long. Any funds collected in this online campaign will go directly to the Bass family to cover costs as they arise. There is also an account at the Exchange State Bank in Hills that you can deposit money into. We are grateful for anything you have to give - no amount is too small, and we cannot thank you enough for your continued support.