I spent Monday and Tuesday in Denver for a story about former Shocker baseball player Carl Hall. The Craig Hospital is an impressive place. It specializes in spinal cord injuries and the atmosphere and enthusiasm for their work is inspirational. Hall, who paralyzed from the neck down in a June car accident, is in good hands.
The walls of Hall’s room are filled (no exaggeration) with cards and pictures and drawings from family and friends. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder wrote him a letter. So did Missouri Valley Conference commissioner Doug Elgin. The outpouring of support in Wichita, both emotional and financial, is so important to the family and much appreciated. He reads all the messages, or has them read to him, messages on his CarePages site.
“It’s been very humbling,” he said. “Everybody’s come out of the woodwork to help me and my family. I want everybody to know it’s appreciated. When you’ve got that many people behind you to support you, and that are willing to do things to help me and my family like that, it’s nice. It’s very comforting.”