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An update from Tabor College in regards to Brandon Brown

September 21, 2012

Categories: General News

In order to provide correct, factual and timely information about Tabor College Student Brandon Brown, we will provide periodic updates as possible on his condition.

Saturday, September 22, 2012 8 a.m.

The most recent information received from the medical personnel this morning indicate that Brandon’s condition has remained stable, yet extremely critical overnight. Reports indicate that the surgical procedure has had its intended result.

Friday, September 21, 2012 6:35 p.m.

Brandon has taken a turn for the worse and is declining rapidly. We ask for your prayers. Doctors are working to stabilize the situation.

Friday, September 21, 2012 8 a.m.

The most recent information received from the medical personnel this morning indicate that Brandon’s condition has remained stable, yet unimproved during the past 24 hours. Is is being kept sedated to allow his body to heal.

Students continue to support their classmate in prayer and providing notes of encouragement.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 9 a.m.

The most recent information received from the medical personnel this morning indicate that Brandon’s condition has remained stable, yet unimproved. He is still considered in critical condition. It is important to dispel the rumor that he has passed away. He is still very much with us and still needing your prayers.

A relief fund has been established with Emprise Bank in Hillsboro. Those who wish to support Brandon and his family financially in this time of need should send contributions to the Emprise Bank C/O the Brandon Brown Relief Fund, 104 East Grand Ave., Hillsboro, KS 67063. (620) 947-3141

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5:30 p.m.

Brandon’s condition has remained stable throughout the day, yet unchanged. He is still considered in critical condition.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10 a.m.

Brown’s condition worsened late in the evening and in the early morning hours, but as of 6 a.m. his condition had stabilized, but is still considered extremely critical. Students gathered in the Historic Church through the night and prayed for Brandon, his family and the doctors and nurses providing care.

A relief fund for the family to assist with the medical expenses will be set up and announced in the very near future.

Tuesday, Sept. 18:

As of 6 p.m., Brown remains stable although he is in critical condition. Life support is still in place and he is receiving 100 percent oxygen.

Students continue to pray for Brown and his family across campus. Counseling services have been made available to those students who seek support. Projects are being developed that will allow those who wish to financially support the Browns during this time of need. Those opportunities will be announced in the very near future.

Background

Brown, a junior at Tabor College from Sacramento, Calif., was injured following an altercation in McPherson, Kan., late Saturday evening or in the early hours of Sunday morning. After being taken to McPherson Hospital initially, he was transferred via air ambulance to Via Christi St. Francis, where he was placed on life support and was reported to be in critical condition.

Sunday evening, the entire Tabor College campus was gathered and was told of Brown’s condition. The community was urged to come together in prayer for Brandon and that he might be healed and recover fully from his injuries. A prayer vigil was held in the Historic Church and continued through the night as coordinated by Jake Schenk, director of campus ministries.

Brown’s family arrived in Wichita early Monday morning and officials from Tabor College. Although Brown was able to respond to simple commands, his situation remained dire and he continues on life support.

Officials at Tabor College have been fully cooperating with state and local law enforcement officials as they work the case related to the incident that resulted in Brown’s severe injuries.