Teen struck by lightning is slowly making improvements according to his parents
POSTED: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 2:57pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:39pm
The parents of a Las Cruces teen who was most seriously hurt after being struck by lightning earlier this week said he is slowly making improvements.
The lightning struck near the Picacho Middle School's football field about 5 p.m. Tuesday. Teammates said the team was heading inside when the lightning hit. Three players and a coach were injured. Hunter Keffer suffered the most serious injuries.
Friday, his parents released this statement via the El Paso Children’s Hospital:
“Rick and Mitzi Keffer, parents of Hunter, would like everyone to know that Hunter is slowly making improvements and getting better every day. Hunter is a fighter, and is working very hard to get well. Our family has received so many kind words, messages, and prayers and can truly feel all the support from our friends, family, school, church, football coaches, and community. Our deepest gratitude goes out to Chris Herrera, Anna Krause, all first responders, and the staff from Mountain View Medical Center in Las Cruces. We deeply appreciate the doctors and nurses who continue to work with him at El Paso Children’s Hospital.
Our family continues to thank God for his mercy, and grace, and continued healing of Hunter.”