Mom of Critically Injured Trenton Athlete Creates Facebook Page for Thoughts, Prayers

Trenton High School football player Brady Tanguay, 15, was critically injured during a football clinic in Saline where he was tackled without pads causing internal injuries.

"When prayers go up blessings come down." — found on the We love Brady Facebook page.

When her 15-year-old son was critically injured at a football clinic, ‎Nikki Fitch Tanguay turned to Facebook as a means of funneling thoughts and prayers to her son in hopes of improving his condition.

Nikki created the "We love Brady" community Facebook page with the hope that the page might help her son student athlete Brady Tanguay heal quickly through the power of prayer.

The Facebook page has nearly 1,000 "likes" and counting.

Brady, 15, spent five days in a hospital intensive care unit after suffering severe internal injuries last Saturday when a boy allegedly tackled him while he attempted to catch a pass. Nikki stated the boy "speared" Brady in the abdomen with his helmet. Brady was not wearing protective football pads at the time of the injury.

Brady has been in a hospital since the injury occurred. His status continues to fluctuate making it impossible for him to go home.

Brady "has a hematoma on his small intestine and a very 'angry' pancreas that might require surgery," Nikki stated on the page. "High pancreatic levels, extreme pain and  fevers in the 103's are just a few of the terrifying things Brady has endured over the past several days."

Those who liked the page also sent best wishes and prayers to Brady by commenting on the page. Here are a view comments people made to the injured boy:

  • Stace Hinz: I feel for what you and your family are going thru and keep all of you in my positive thoughts & prayers daily. I know all too well how dangerous football can be to our boys. My son was injured during football his senior year of high school, a head injury. It caused him to miss 3 months of school and 7 years later we are still dealing with the trama that he continues to have to deal with due to the injury. I pray everyday that your son has a complete recovery and this won't continue to haunt him the rest of his life. Keep strong and think positively ♥
  • Nikie Zambo: sending love and light
  • Jenni Durham: My prayers r with you; my son is 9 & is getting ready to start football in 2 weeks. I was already scared but this just breaks my heart & scares me to the core! I pray for complete healing!!
  • Brie Bommarito: Praying for a speedy recovery for you Brady:) God's got this and I'm so proud of how brave that you are being! i love you and will see you soon!

Brady was injured at a 7-on-7 football clinic in Saline where athletes play two-hand touch and are not supposed to tackle one another, according to the Facebook page. Players were wearing helmets, but not pads.

Doctors told Nikki they are confident that with time and proper care Brady will have a full recovery and can avoid surgery.

"If you could please pray for Brady's healing, strength (both physically and mentally) and that he will be able to turn the corner today (or very soon) that would be wonderful," Nikki said.

Nate Stemen (Editor) July 30, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Take a moment to offer your thoughts and prayers for Brady here on Trenton Patch and I will make sure he sees it: Hang in there Brady. Everyone at Patch is pulling for you. Get well soon.
gail July 31, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Brady & Family, We are praying for a speedy recovery for you!
lynne bolinger July 31, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Miracles are real. Praying that God will show His power.
melinda beaker July 31, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Brady! God is with you and your family.
deb kaminski August 02, 2012 at 08:27 PM
My prayers are with your family. My son also plays football an its a worry everytime he goes out on the field for a game or practice.
Julie Hill August 04, 2012 at 06:50 PM
may god heal this child ,keeping him in my prayers
Robert G. Wilson August 07, 2012 at 01:03 AM
I wish Brady all the success possible for he healing his condidtion requires, he is in my prayers daily, Robert Wilson


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