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Cornerstone Christian Football Player In Critical Condition

Crusaders Quarterback Dax Ryan McGregor, #7, is reportedly at UCLA Harbor Trauma Center undergoing medical care for a traumatic brain injury suffered during Friday night's away game.

A Cornerstone Christian High School varsity football player was still in critical condition Sunday after he suffered a traumatic brain injury during a game against the Avalon Lancers Friday night.

Crusader Quarterback Dax Ryan McGregor, #7, is reportedly at UCLA Harbor Trauma Center.

“[He] is still in critical condition.  … His lung is collapsed but he is breathing at 50 percent with the help of a ventilator. … He is still unconscious. … Thank you for all the support and keep praying. He is in goods hands and the medical team here is amazing. Keep praying,” wrote Calvary Murrieta Athletic Director George George Escalante on his Facebook page Sunday.

Dax’s mother Shannon has been by her son’s side since he was hospitalized Friday, and a fund has been set up to help her with her son's medical expenses, according to the website Go Forward.

“Shannon is unable to return to work so she can be with her son in the ICU. Please support this family in their time of need,” the website reads.

According to the site, Dax transferred from Elsinore High School where he played football in a Tigers’ jersey for three years.

Cornerstone Christian, a private school, is located at 34770 Monte Vista Drive in Wildomar.

During Friday night’s game at Avalon, the Cornerstone Crusaders lost to the Lancers, 64-33.

Anon September 24, 2012 at 02:10 PM
This is always a fear when your kid plays football. I pray for a speedy recovery for this boy.
Mom of Three. September 24, 2012 at 02:24 PM
I wish I had the $$ to donate but I will definately pray for the family. I wonder what the connection is between this boy and Calvary, however. Just curious. My kids take a couple of classes there.
JMO September 24, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Have him transfer to Windways in the OC my hubby fell 3 stories off a building and got a TBI he went to Windways it is the best brain rehab in Calif. Even Brian Stowe went there. So did the guy who lived when that MLB player got in a wreck and died but his best friend had a TBI
Rexie September 24, 2012 at 03:03 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with this young man!
Brad September 24, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I don't pray much but I pray he comes though unscathed.
Constant Comment September 24, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Best regards to this young mans family. It can't be an easy thing, having this happen to such a young family member. You all will certainly be in my prayers. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Liza Arguello September 24, 2012 at 04:00 PM
This boy's father is my son's JR Peewee coach. The team dedicated their Saturday game to Coach Dax and his son. After hearing what happened, it was difficult for them to really concentrate on what they were doing, but they made a huge effort to try and win the game for their coach! This is my son's first year playing and having something like this happen is very scary. My family and I have been praying since we heard on Friday that he had been injured. Please pray for this boy and his family! Coach Dax, Coach Chris, Zeke and I are praying that your son fully recovers soon!
Teller of Truth September 24, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Hang in there! God doesn't slam a door without first opening up a window.
Richard Ostrand September 24, 2012 at 04:37 PM
I had a serious brain injury at that age, was in a coma, couldn't read for a year, and was told I might never walk again. But by prayer and good doctors I fully recoved, was a teacher for 30 years, and earned an advanced degree. Keep praying. My heart goes out to you.
Renee Pantoja September 24, 2012 at 04:38 PM
The entire community of Avalon is Keeping Dax and his family in our prayers and hearts. A Community prayer was held Saturday evening in Avalon. All of us are pulling for you.
Sherry September 24, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Lifting up this family...hoping they feel the comfort and love from all the prayer. God BLess Dax and his family!
Ellen Rico Brown September 24, 2012 at 05:17 PM
As a mother of a mini football player, this story holds dear to my heart. Rest well Mr. Dax and heal whole and strong. There is a lot of football left in you and looks like many are waiting to see you play again! We are praying for you and your entire family to stay strong.
Kristin McMillan September 24, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Calvary AD and myself (Cornerstone AD) are close friends. He has been helping us get the word out as we have been extremely distraught and busy with hospital trips, calls, CIF, etc.
Roberta September 24, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Mom of a CCS cheerleader, we were at the game, we know God was there covering Dax thru this tragedy, from our fire/medic who first assisted Dax and stayed with him all the way to the hospital, to the CCS staff/firemen/nurses/doctor/flight crew/and doctors at UCLA all doing what God has gifted them to do....take care of the sick and wounded...thanks and praise to you!!! God is the healer, comforter and lifter of our souls and my prayer is for Dax and his family to feel all the prayers going up for them. Roberta and Katie
Kimberly Felix September 24, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I live here on Catalina Island and was at the game as well. I can honestly say nobody really knew what was going on but as soon as we all heard, every single person started praying and sending positive thoughts to Dax, his friends and team mates and his whole family. Our little community is pulling for him to come out of all of this soon. Get well soon Dax!! <3 <3
Baylee Wood September 25, 2012 at 01:46 AM
We luv u Dax and u r in our prayers<3
Reverend Smith September 25, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Dax is probably in the best hands in all Southern California there at Harbor UCLA. They work miracles there. It has a great reputation (if not the best) for handling the severely injured.
Belinda Campbell September 25, 2012 at 03:11 AM
We the Campbell family and our church family New Hope Baptist Church of Lake Elsinore are keeping Dax, and his family in our prayers. As mothers and fathers of athletes we truly empathize with your pain. May God bless Dax with his healing touch, and may He continue to guide the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff at UCLA to continue to give him the best care. May the Lord continue to give the McGregor family the strength to overcome this very difficult time. Praying continuously, Pastor Maurice, Belinda, Jeremiah, and Joseph Campbell.
Jeremiah Campbell September 25, 2012 at 03:45 AM
We love and look up to u Dax and I hope you feel better. :-)
Mom of Three. September 25, 2012 at 06:04 AM
OH, ok. Thanks for the head's up Kristen. Is there an update? Praying.....
Jean Schoonover September 25, 2012 at 07:14 AM
My prayer before every game is for the safety of all the boys on both sides of the field. I am so sorry that this happened to Dax and pray that Almighty God, the great Healer, will touch his body and bring about a complete recovery. I pray for the doctors who are attending him, that God will give them wisdom and guide their hands as they work to bring healing, and for his family and friends that they might be comforted during this time knowing that so many, even strangers, are lifting Dax up in prayer.
Aimee Kaster Brown September 25, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I pray the this poor boy is healed by the staff where he's at. And that the family knows how much the community is standing behind them during this difficult time. God bless.
Daniel Belzman September 25, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Praying as well for this young man.

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