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Chick-fil-A Event To Benefit Seriously Injured Cornerstone Christian Football Player

Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, the community is encouraged to dine on behalf of 17-year-old Dax Ryan McGregor, the senior quarterback at Cornerstone Christian who suffered traumatic brain injuries during a Sept. 21 game.

Chick-fil-A in Murrieta will donate a proceed of its sales Thursday, Oct. 4, to a Wildomar high school football quarterback who is recovering from traumatic injuries.

Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, the community is encouraged to dine on behalf of Dax Ryan McGregor.

Dax, 17, a senior at Cornerstone Christian High School in Wildomar, suffered traumatic brain injuries during a game Sept. 21. He remained in critical condition for more than a week.

As of an Oct. 1 update, though, doctors had removed Dax's breathing support.

"He is breathing on his own and trying to speak. He is alert, responsive and aware," according to the update on GiveForward.com. "He still has Aspiration Pneumonia"

Based on the evening sales, Chick-fil-A will make a donation to the McGregor family to help with medical costs and family expenses as Dax continues to battle his injuries at the UCLA Harbor Trauma Center.

The donation drive applies only at the Murrieta location at 24794 Madison Ave.

Correction: An earlier version of this article indicated that a flier is needed in order to donate during the event. No flier is needed; the restaurant will donate a portion of the night's sales between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Patch apologizes for the error.

Roberto October 04, 2012 at 07:42 PM
No additional comment required from myself...Thank you Chic-Fil-A for being involved with the community and sharing you are one great business and we need more like you to help our communities.
Seen it before October 05, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Dax, I'll send some money your way (anonymously). Just want to help you out and not prop myself up as a hero. I'm even anonymous here.
scobby doo October 05, 2012 at 08:43 PM
who cares what your political background is, you are missing the whole thing dummy. Chick fila has done this for ever, helping kids people during hard time so if you dont like it shut up and dont go there and go do something else!
Nikki October 06, 2012 at 03:57 AM
There's no reason to bash the restaurant. This is the way they do fundraisers -- my son's Boy Scout troop had the same type of event there, and I looked into doing one for another charity there. It's their standard offering when someone comes in asking about a fundraiser -- a win/win type thing. They don't sit around scanning the newspapers looking for tragedies to exploit. The fundraiser organizer comes to them.
jill smith October 06, 2012 at 10:57 AM
We are lucky Chic Fil A is willing to do this. Thankyou chick Fil A, and my prayers go out to this boy. My kids thankyou too they finally hear yes to fast food.

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