Elizabeth Merrill wrote a tremendous story for ESPN on the Hatch family, tragedy and the massive outpouring of support that they’ve received. If you read one article today, or even this week, it should be Merrill’s piece and please continue to keep Austin in your thoughts and prayers.
Austin’s family updated his Caring Bridge page, which has now been viewed over 130,000 times, this afternoon:
We continue to be optimistic that Austin will make steady ( but slow) progress. Most days bring new and positive evidence. We are engaging close family members in the therapy process. We are extremely grateful for all of the prayers and support of so many wonderful people through this website and by other means. Through you all, the Lord has and is providing great strength to Austin and us.
Friends, family and supporters are purchasing wrist bands (pictured above) to support Austin which you can find at austinismybrother.com.