Bloomington, Minnesota — It’s not just his size and strength that sets him apart. His coaches have praised Ethan Glynn’s character.
“This is the captain’s guy,” baseball coach and family friend John Frain told WCCO. is.”
The entire Bloomington youth sports community has rallied around Glynn after he was stuck on the field after suffering a devastating injury at a football game on Friday. According to a spokesman for his family, Glynn was injured “in normal football play” while fielding.
“It’s not just near my house. It’s here,” Freyn lamented. “It’s hard. I have children, many of us have children, and it’s something I don’t want any family to go through. He’s going to get over it.”
Posting Monday on website CaringBridge Glynn, or ‘E’ as he is known to his friends and teammates, is still on his ventilator but says, ‘He’s now able to sit at an angle. is!”
In addition to soccer, Glynn loved playing baseball and hockey. He was the captain of a youth hockey team that competed in state championships.
“If this happened to anyone else, that family would immediately try to help,” said Sarah Donner, whose son Darrin played for Glynne’s hockey team.[Ethan’s mother] I am doing a fundraiser because she is just that person. Everyone wants it back to her family. ”
As a mother of three boys herself, Donner said she didn’t want the injury to stop them from playing, but it was a significant opportunity to “play smarter and play harder.” There is no change in the fact that
“I don’t think this could happen to me and I take it for granted that I can use my arms and legs to watch my kids play. Having three kids in sports is a real passion in your life.” Everything, in a moment that changed.”
Glynn’s parents, Cassidy Durkin and Corey Glynn, shared this statement with WCCO.
“We are so grateful for all the support from our friends, family and community. Our hearts are filled with knowing how many people care for Ethan. We are so grateful that E is a fighter. Yes, I know you have good intentions, thank you.