A horrific accident nearly took the life of a local high school football star.
His team is in the play offs, but Jacob White is watching from the hospital.
Jacob would have started at Saturday’s game if it wasn't for a shop class accident earlier this week.
He was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital and has gone through multiple surgeries.
Now Grand Valley High School is working to ease the financial burden on his family.
"It was six dollars but it helps," Chris McGruder, Jacob’s former teammate, said.
The t-shirts Grand Valley HS printed up, honoring #33 Jacob White, are selling fast.
"He’s a great kid, always in a good mood, makes everybody else smile," McGruder said.
GVHS Principal Ryan Frink says, "The football team put together an order for t-shirts that say we love Cobo. Cobo is his nickname."
At the big play off game against Middle Park, all of the players are wearing the shirts under their pads.
They’re also selling them to fans. All the money raised will go into a fund specifically for Jacob’s unexpected needs.
"Hospital expenses are a lot so anything can help,” McGruder said.
"It hurts me to see him hurt but to see students come around and support each other, that's what we're here for," Frink said.
Jacob is doing a lot better than expected. He'll make a full recovery.
And being miles away from the field hasn't stopped Jacob from appearing at Saturday’s big game.
"We just did FaceTime with him and with the boys for the football game,” Fink said.
The school hopes to raise as much as possible to support Jacob’s family.