A Little League World Series player feel off the bunk bed and hit his head, in a medically induced coma following emergency surgery in Williamsport, Pa. The team was supposed to be gearing up for their Little League Word Series and within a split second a member of their team is fighting for his life.
The Little League kid was a pitcher and an outfield player, his name was Easton Oliverson. His uncle reported that he sustained a fractured skull in the incident Sunday night, he played for the Snow Canyon Little League team that’s making its first-ever LLWS appearance this month.
The Oliverson family issued an update Tuesday morning that the doctors indicated that the kid is showing signs of recovery and that the prayers from all round the globe seem to be helping the patient.
“Just 36 hours ago, Easton was 30 minutes from passing away,” the Little League player’s family said. “Now 36 hours later, he has a team of Trauma 1 doctors who are in absolute awe of his tremendous progress.”
Easton Oliverson – the Little League child who is fighting for his life
The family has asked the Baseball fan world to continue their prayers, “One of his doctors said that everything they have hoped Easton to be able to do in the last 12 hours, he has done and more.” Little League player’s uncle Spencer Beck told TMZ Sports, “He’s a really good kid, very loving. Full of smiles. Just a fun, fun kid — so we’re all praying for him.”
“Had that other player not been wakened by him falling, he may not have made it,” Beck told the paper. The Little League team playing the World Series issued a statement, “While our hearts are heavy, we are committed as a team to have an opportunity to take part in something that is only dreamt about by others,”
A 12-year-old Little League baseball player earned the nickname “Tank” according to his uncle. “As hard as it will be to not have Easton out there playing, they’re still from this community, this is still a historical moment for the state, for Little League and for our community,”
Beck said. “We’re cheering them on, and maybe they’ll have a little inspiration from Easton and they’ll go win it all. That would be awesome.”