Photo: Anderson Family
Less than two weeks ago, 9-year old Snohomish lacrosse player Travis Anderson nearly drowned in the Pilchuck River during a family outing. He spent 10 days in a medically induced coma, battling pneumonia while his family and friends prayed for his survival and recovery.
On Monday, their prayers were answered as Travis awoke from his coma and was able to breathe on his own after doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital removed the tubes that were keeping him alive. Updates posted on a Facebook page created by his family have been increasingly positive since then, as Travis’s vital signs continued to improve and stabilize. This morning, a member of his family posted this:
“Travis woke up this morning, turned his head to look at me and… smiled. What a wonderful gift and reminder that all of your prayers are being answered.”
The Facebook page has seen a great deal of activity from the local and national lacrosse community, as the Crooked Arrows movie, the Stealth and others have spread the word. The page has over 1,000 “likes” (and counting) and consistently displays messages from people all over the US offering their support and prayers.
Travis still has a long road ahead of him as he continues to improve. He remains in the hospital with no time table for release.
“The Moose Fund” (“Moose” is his nickname) has been set up to assist the Anderson family in the hospital expenses that continue to accumulate. Click here to donate.
One of the many things that lacrosse teaches us is the importance of teamwork. Right now, one of our teammates in the lacrosse community is in the fight of his life. So continue to show your support by sending your thoughts, prayers and donations to the Anderson family.
Click here to read the Everett Herald’s initial report on Travis.
Click here to join the Get Well, Travis Facebook Page
Click here to donate to “The Moose Fund”