(9-9-18) It was just a week ago that Coldwater’s Shane Homan suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a JV football game. Tonight Homan’s mom, Tara, posted an update on Facebook:
Quick update! Shane got transferred to the rehab unit here at MVH (Miami Valley Hospital) Friday night and is continuing to progress. He’s adjusting to the wheelchair quite well. Little victories are still victories. One day at a time! We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers. Keep ’em coming! Also, we appreciate the little things everyone is doing (gas cards, gift cards, goodies, etc. )
If you would like to send a card of encouragement, gas cards, gift cards, etc to encourage Shane:
Miami Valley Hospital
c/o Shane Homan
One Wyoming St.
Dayton, Ohio 45409
Earlier this evening Tara shared with SSN some more thoughts on her son and his progress:
The support is most definitely overwhelming! In Mercer County, you “know” everyone will have your back when you need it. But it’s not until you actually need it that you realize everyone really DOES have your back.
Spinal cord injuries take time; and, unfortunately, there’s no magic number. We just keep praying and urge others to do so, as well.
Coldwater Head Football Coach Chip Otten:
Shane has been moved to the rehab unit in MV hospital in Dayton. Attitude is great. Has 2 days of therapy under his belt and will continue indefinitely. Has feelings in legs.
The support of Shane, as he starts the recovery process, has gained national attention on sites like MaxPreps:
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) September 5, 2018
The #ShaneStrong Twitter tag shows the support from around the MAC and Ohio have been overwhelming and encouraging. The support has come in other forms as well, including donations from other schools during football games on Friday night.
One way to help support Shane –
Here is a form for anyone who needs one. You can print them out and mail them in, if you wish. Coldwater School will also have shirts for sale at lunchtime starting on Monday September 10th. #ShaneStrong pic.twitter.com/N38C71uVbo
— McSports Inc. (@McSportsInc) September 5, 2018
The journey has just started and many continue to pray for Shane and his family. But we find out in a situation like this that ‘family‘ is more important than the final score at the end of a game.
— Serenity Nikole (@NikoleSerenity) September 4, 2018