Grant Milton's Story. By: Haley Day

Grant Milton is an 18 year old high school football player in Houston, Texas at The Woodlands High School. On November 26, 2016 the HIghlanders were in the 2016 State Playoffs, when Milton collapsed on the sideline during the 3rd quarter of the game against Bowie High School at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.

Milton had complained before that game that he had a headache but still continued to play the game, after one of the plays he ran to the sideline and began to vomit, then collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital and was taken into emergency surgery that lasted 2 hours to stop the brain bleed and to reduce the swelling of his brain. Milton's doctor said "Grant is still in critical condition and in a coma. His recent CT Scan continues to improve."

The doctors are still not sure what might have caused Milton's brain bleed but are still looking into it. Grant Milton has had multiple concussions in the past. There wasn't a recent concussion documented by the school. The doctors believe what had happened was Milton didn't tell anyone that he had a concussion or he didn't know he had one and during the game against Bowie he was hit again making his concussion worse resulting in the brain bleed, or he got a concussion during the game cause his brain to swell and bleed.

Milton was in a coma for 17 days on December 13, 2016 he finally woke up from his surgery. He still is not responsive to some commands. They are moving him to TIRR Memorial Hermann, an intensive rehabilitation facility. The program focuses on disorders and consciousness, meaning he has effectively come out of the coma, but he still can't control most of his movements. Milton will be living there for a while and the nurses will help him get out of bed in the morning and get him active. He will have 5 hours of therapy a day.

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