Injured Football Player Out of Coma, Improving Everyday


(Sun-Gazette) – The holidays aren’t yet here, but the Leone family has already begun to celebrate Thanksgiving, thanking God and rejoicing at the amazing improvement their 17-year-old son is making after a tragic accident on the football field in August.

And their Christmas wish this year contains only one item — that Caleb makes a fully recovery.

Some are calling it a miracle, and nobody will argue with that assumption, as the teen who suffered traumatic brain damage and remained in a coma for weeks, is making significant progress at the Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital in Hummelstown.

“He’s really showing daily progress. He’s out of the coma completely. He’s engaging in therapy and doing something new almost every day. He knows all of us and people who come to see him. He’s eating a little pureed food by mouth and that’s really exciting. The more we get him to eat… then the feeding tube will come out. That’s the last thing to come out,” Danielle Leone reported this week, her voice strong and showing more optimism than before. CONTINUE