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HS Football Player Trying to Recover
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on October 03, 2013 @ 10:11AM
Created on October 01, 2013 @ 6:21PM

Family and friends are praying for a safe and quick recovery for a Harrison County boy who was rushed to Ruby Friday night and is now in a coma. Dylan Jeffries was playing football with a brain aneurysm he didn't even know he had. When he went in for a tackle that aneurysm burst, but after a successful surgery he's apparently doing well.

"It's been rough. It's been trying, but we've been kind of holding together," said Shane Jeffries, Dylan's Brother.

Dylan Jeffries apparently had a concussion before and that somehow made a brain aneurysm.

"It wasn't known at all. then he was out there and it burst," said Shane.

They performed surgery on him Friday night and now he's in a coma induced state.

"That's just so he's asleep and he's resting. They don't want to have him awake because that's more stress on his brain. It's been hard. whenever they bring him out of it, it will be good," said Shane.

Apparently since the surgery, Dylan's been doing very well.

"They have been monitoring his brain waves. he hasn't had any seizures or anything like that. They have him on some medicines. The swellings down a lot more than it was that first night. He's doing a lot better than I expected all of a sudden," said Shane.

"The doctors at ruby have been very confident with his age and his good physical condition that they're not expecting complications with recovery, as far as I know," said Greg Moore, Principal at South Harrison High School.

The community has come together to help the Jeffries family. The family said they're so grateful for all the love and support.

"As a community down here at South Harrison we rally around our people because it's more than just a community it's like a family. We rally around when we have people in trouble and right now we're rallying around this family," said Moore.

"It's been really nice having all these people taking an interest on Dylan's situation. I've never really seen this many people come together," said Shane.

If you want to help the Jeffries family you can mail a check to P.O. Box 98 Lost Creek WV. Youth groups from several are churches will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs at the Church of God in Liberty Addition in Clarksburg from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 3. There's also a spaghetti dinner on October 13 where the proceeds will go to the family. 5 News will be handing out flyers about these fundraisers on Friday night at various football games in Harrison County.

The Dylan Jeffries Medical Fund has also been set up at the following link:

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/dylan-jeffries-medical-fund/92681

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