Walker community pitches in to care for teen

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 2:05pm

Adam Stafford has loved the game of baseball since he was little. He hoped one day to pitch for the LSU Tigers, but that all changed last year. Adam was riding to school with friends, when their car was hit, head on.

Doctor’s didn’t think he’d survive a risky surgery to remove the parts of his brain killed in the crash.

“The doctors said that he would never make it,” says Elliot Coates, Adam’s aunt. “Every time that they said he would never do something, he did.”

Adam continues to improve today, but the hyperbaric oxygen treatments, speech and physical therapies are expensive – costs the family’s insurance doesn’t cover.

Friends and former teammates are pitching in to help, and are hosting the “Stafford Strong” Festival this weekend to raise money.

The baseball tournament and art & crafts fair will be held at the Walker Ballparks off highway 447. Gates open at 8am both days. Bands start at 12pm Saturday.

To follow Adam’s progress, go to: www.caringbridge.org/visit/adamstafford


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