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George Walton Football Player Remains Critical

Jon Ross (JR) Snell remains in a critical condition at Egleston Children's Hospital after collapsing at football practice at George Walton Academy Monday.

Jon Ross (JR) Snell, a 6th-grader from George Walton Academy who collapsed during football practice Monday, remains in a critical condition at Egleston Children's Hospital, according to several reports in the media and from friends of the family. The teen is the son of Van and Nan Snell of Loganville.

The Monroe Fire Department and medical crews responded to the school at about 3:51 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to a press release from public information officer Lt. Bill Owens.

"Fire and Medical crews were directed to the football field  where the patient, who was a student, was unconscious and unresponsive," Owens said. "According to reports by George Walton Facility, the student was at football practice when he told one of the coaches he wasn't feeling well. The patient then lost consciousness."

Owens said that due to the nature of the incident, the patient was life flighted to Egleston Hospital in Atlanta. A friend of the family reported on Facebook that the teen underwent surgery overnight and again early this morning. Friends ask that the Snell family be kept in their prayers, especially during the next 48 hours which are said to be critical.

Elaine Bonner September 18, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Lord please watch over the Snell Family and give them strength during this time and wrap your arms around Jon Ross and heal his body ♥
Sharon Swanepoel September 18, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Yes Elaine, our prayers are with this young boy and his family.
Heather W. Martin September 18, 2012 at 05:30 PM
So many people that know and love this little guy are praying really hard!! We ask that God take care of Jon Ross and bring the family some comfort during this time!! Keep the Faith!
thrresa craven September 19, 2012 at 09:02 PM
God I am asking that you place your healing hands on Jon Ross .You are the great healer. My prayers are also for comfort for all of this young man's family & friends . I will continue to pray for you all ...

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