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Bulldogs raise funds for injured football player Jaxson Kidd

Bulldogs raise funds for injured football player Jaxson Kidd

The “Bulldog Family” from Midland High School’s football team is raising support via a fundraiser to help recently injured player, Jaxson Kidd, with medical expenses.

During a football scrimmage Sat., Aug. 12, Jaxson had a helmet-to-helmet collision that fractured his C5 vertebrae, according to his parents’ statement on his mother, Kristal Kidd’s, Facebook page.

His parents shared that Jaxson went down during the scrimmage and lost feeling in all of his limbs for 5-7 seconds, but quickly regained sensation throughout his body. While at first he felt he could continue playing football, he soon realized that was impossible. His family took him to the emergency room, where he received a CT scan, and he was eventually airlifted to University Medical Center for further care. Fortunately, indications are that Jaxson’s spinal cord wasn’t impacted by the injury, per the statement, but his recovery is ongoing.

The Kidds expressed gratitude in their post, not only to God for watching over Jaxson, but also to Coach Fortune, his staff, the Bulldog football team and for all who have supported them, including “everyone else that came and visited at the hospital, as well as all the prayers, phone calls, texts and support from everyone back home in Midland—thank you and we love all of you.”

To help Jaxson Kidd continue on his road to a complete and miraculous recovery, the Bulldog Family stated on its fundraising flyer that it is collecting monetary donations for him. To donate to help Jaxson, Venmo your donation to @JKIDDrecovery. Questions? Email heidijlange22@yahoo.com.