Karns City quarterback Mason Martin is showing signs of life four days after collapsing on the field with a “significant cerebral hemorrhage.”
- Mason Martin, 17, has made great strides since his accident in Pennsylvania on Friday night
- Martin can now move his arms, react to light and tuck in his legs
- A wave of support from family and friends surrounded him
The family of a high school quarterback who collapsed on the field on Friday night have provided an update on his health.
17-year-old Pennsylvania football player Mason Martin suffered a “substantial brain hemorrhage” and collapsed lung after being hit during the game, putting his life at stake.
The Karns City Gremlin Football site shared an update from the Martin family on Tuesday that the young footballer had been moving his arms, reacting slightly to lights and moving his legs when his toes were pinched over the past 24 hours.
His mother, Stacy King Martin, who was herself diagnosed with cancer, posted on Facebook, “This is the first positive step in an extremely long journey.” “The prayer vigils at the hospital and Karns City have overwhelmed us with joy and motivation.”
Mason’s mother also shared the news that her son’s chest tube was removed and his lungs have recovered.
Karns City high school quarterback Mason Martin, who collapsed on the field Friday from a brain hemorrhage, is showing signs of recovery, his family said Tuesday
Martin’s mother asked everyone for their continued support and prayers for her son who is one step closer to recovery
His mother, Stacy King Martin, who was diagnosed with cancer, posted on Facebook, “This is the first positive step in an extremely long journey.” The prayer vigils at the hospital and Karns City have overwhelmed us with joy and motivation.”
She ended her contribution with her son’s favorite Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11, which represents God’s promise to give people a future and hope.
Martin loves this Bible verse so much that he has it tattooed on his right thigh.
Although Martin continued playing after being hit in the third quarter, his injuries caught up with him when referee Mike Vasbinder saw him stagger.
Vasbinder whistled to stop play as Martin fell to the ground.
Everyone in the stands and on the field immediately knelt in honor of Martin and began to pray for him.
He was soon rushed off the field in an ambulance before being flown to UMPC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
His mother’s first Facebook post said, “Mason remains in critical condition, which has changed little in the past 36 hours.” The truth is, we need a miracle. I don’t say this to sound grim, but to let you know that we need the strength of your prayers.”
This post was also provided with the same Bible verse.
Martin reportedly scored his side’s only touchdown in Friday’s game D9 sports.
Friends and family held two vigils for Martin, one on Saturday in front of the hospital and one on Sunday evening at Diehl Stadium.
Mason Martin and his mother Stacy King Martin wear the purple and yellow Karns City Gremlin Football Shirt
When Martin collapsed, everyone in the stands and on the field immediately knelt to honor him
“Mason Strong” hashtags were shared on social media and displayed on purple and yellow signs at the vigils
Spectator Brittany Thompon, who attended the vigil outside the UMPC Presbyterian, told Butler Eagle that Martin’s accident reminded her of Damar Hamlin’s collapse at the Buffalo Bills.
Vasbinder, the referee, was also thinking of Damar Hamlin as he saw Martin go down in front of him.
“You see how it ended with Mr. Hamlin, so we pray that the same will happen for Mason Martin,” Vasbinder said.
“Mason Strong” hashtags were shared on social media and displayed on purple and yellow signs at the vigils.
A GoFundMe fundraiser was set up for the family Pen Live The original target was $5,000 but was closed on Monday after reaching a whopping $14,000.
Martin’s mother asked everyone for their continued support and prayers for her son who is one step closer to recovery.