Quarterback continues to improve following brain injury

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The Wildomar high school football player who suffered a brain injury during an Avalon game continues to improve, according to recent reports by his mother.

Shannon McGregor, mother of Dax Ryan McGregor, 17, said that “we are home now,” according to a Monday, Nov. 5, post by family friend Sheri Zastoke.

The news was posted on giveforward.com, a fundraising website that Zastoke has been using to raise money to help the McGregor family.

“After 40- something days, we are home now,” Shannon McGregor said.

The Wildomar high school football player who suffered a brain injury during an Avalon game continues to improve, according to recent reports by his mother.

Shannon McGregor, mother of Dax Ryan McGregor, 17, said that “we are home now,” according to a Monday, Nov. 5, post by family friend Sheri Zastoke.

The news was posted on giveforward.com, a fundraising website that Zastoke has been using to raise money to help the McGregor family.

“After 40- something days, we are home now,” Shannon McGregor said.

“We have a long road of recovery ahead of us, and I am so thankful to be home and so thankful to everyone who has been praying for my family,” she said. “All of the support and prayers has helped us get through this life experience without ever feeling alone.

“We have such amazing friends and family, and such an amazing community. People all over the world have been praying for us.”

Dax McGregor was sent to a Downey rehabilitation hospital following his release from ICU.

Dax McGregor was injured during the Avalon High School homecoming game in September.

In a Saturday, Nov. 3, post, Shannon McGregor described her son’s progress—and some of the challenges he will face.

“He is getting stronger and better and smarter and remembering things more every day,” she said. “He has gained 23 pounds of the 50 pounds that he lost from when he was on life support in the hospital. His lungs have completely healed. He will be coming home out of the rehabilitation center very soon, and then continue with outpatient therapies,” Shannon McGregor said.

“There is still a long road ahead, but we are so lucky,” she said. “Ryan’s recoveries are true miracles. Due to this traumatic accident, there are some sacrifices physically and emotionally that he will have to learn to deal with, especially when it comes to contact sports ,,, however, as of today … his LIFE isn’t one of them.”

McGregor was transferred to Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey in late October following his second release from the intensive care unit at UCLA Harbor General.

McGregor was temporarily released from ICU after he was successfully taken off life support, but was sent back to ICU two days later when a large blood clot developed in his left arm.

One witness said he was sacked three or four times before he complained about not feeling well.

As of Wednesday, Nov. 7, giveforward.com has raised $21,800 of the $25,000 goal for the Dax McGregor Fund. The fund drive ends on Nov. 23.

Quarterback continues to improve following brain injury