Easton Oliverson needs all the prayers sent his way.
The 12-year-old player suffered a serious head injury Sunday after falling off his bunk bed in the middle of the night at the barracks in Williamsport. An onsite nurse evaluated him before he was transported to a local hospital and then airlifted to a children’s hospital in Danville where he underwent surgery and is in critical condition.
Easton, who remains in a coma, plays outfield and pitches for the Snow Canyon Little League all-star baseball team in Santa Clara.
Oliverson’s family said on social media that the surgery was a success. The team statement relayed that they are optimistic about his recovery.
“While living the dream and having the opportunity of a lifetime in Williamsport, last night my little nephew Easton fell off the bunkbed. He has been life flighted to a children’s hospital in Danville, PA,” a family member wrote on social media.
“He has made it (through) a successful surgery and his brain is reacting well. Please keep my little buddy Easton and our family in your prayers. We love you!” the relative said.
Easton’s dad Jace Oliverson said that his son fell 6 feet onto a hard floor, fracturing his skull and cheekbone. Even with Easton’s injuries being critical, Oliverson said that he is a believer in the power of prayer and its ability to help heal his son, whose nickname is “Tank.”
“I’ve always been a firm believer of prayer and the power that comes with it, and I feel like if people continue to rally around us that he will make a full recovery,” Jace Oliverson told KSL-TV. “Right now it’s slow. They keep telling me it’s a cross-country race.”
The team is representing the Mountain region and is the first-ever from Utah to play in the Little League World Series. They are scheduled to play their first game on Friday against the winner of the first-round game between the Southeast and New England region teams.