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NASHVILLE — A Brown County High School soccer player remains hospitalized in Indianapolis nearly a month after he was overcome by heat during a team practice.
Jacob Quackenbush, 15, is in fair condition at Riley Hospital for Children — Indiana University Health School spokeswoman Carrie Jackson said Jacob’s mother, Kelly Quackenbush, reported doctors were working to treat damage caused by a severe elevation of his body temperature.
Jacob collapsed Aug. 21 during practice at the school.
Temperatures reached about 90 degrees that day with high humidity.
Community support has been overwhelming.
School groups have sold “Quackstrong” T-shirts and conducted a bake sale to help support the Quackenbush family.
Jacob’s teammates have worn “Quackstrong” headbands during games.
A Facebook page — Quackstrong — has more than 2,000 followers.
A bank account has been opened to collect donations.
Brown County computer technology students have built a message board for the public to post their wishes for Jacob and his family.
“We just really are very, very grateful,” Kelly Quackenbush said of the support.
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