BENTON, Ark. - A Benton High School freshmen baseball player is in critical but stable condition after collapsing during practice Wednesday, March 8.
Monday, March 13, the Benton School District released a press release on behalf of Grant Steed and his family, expressing an outpouring of thanks for all those who helped save Grant's life.
The press release reads as follows:
"On behalf of the Steed Family, we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the love, support and prayers for Grant.We would like to acknowledge the Benton School District and staff for their policy and procedures that helped save Grant's life.A special thanks to Coach Garrett Parker, Coach Rusty Davis and Athletic Trainer T.J. White for their quick action with CPR and AED. Without them, Grant would not be with us today. Also, we want to thank the Benton Fire Department, Saline Memorial Hospital and their ambulance service, Dr. Michael Pafford and all the others that played a role in saving Grant's life.Grant is at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. He is in critical but stable condition. Thanks to all the prayers and the finest children's hospital in the country, he is continuing to improve each day.Once again we would like to thank all our family, friends, community and the entire state of Arkansas for all the prayers and support during this time of need. We ask that you continue to pray for God's healing hands on Grant.Go PanthersAttitude is Everything#BaumBound2017#Prayfor8"
It is still unclear medically what caused Grant to collapse at practice.
Below is a picture of the trainer, T.J. White, and the coaches, Rusty Davis and Garrett Parker, who helped Grant.
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