ARCO, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE: A local high school football player is still in recovery after suddenly collapsing during a Butte County football game last week.
Dillon Waymire was transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise where doctors performed emergency surgery to remove a blood clot, stop bleeding and reduce swelling on his brain.
A GoFundMe with the goal to raise $25,000 to aid with recovery costs has now raised more than $40,000 at last check.
Dillon made it through the surgery.
The last update from the family is that he is on sedation and resting.
The family released the following statement:
"The Waymire family would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone for the overwhelming outpouring of love. We are incredibly blessed and thankful to the members of our community and surrounding areas for their continued prayers and support. Dillon is a fighter and is showing small improvements. Thanks again, we love you all."
ORIGINAL: The Arco community and many other people across eastern Idaho are showing their support for a local football player who collapsed on the field Friday.
During the fourth quarter of the Butte County-Kendrick football game at Middleton High School near Boise Friday, Butte County player Dillon Waymire collapsed on the sideline.
He was transported to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where doctors performed emergency surgery to remove a blood clot, stop bleeding, and reduce swelling on his brain.
Thankfully, Dillon made it through the surgery, and the last update from the family is that he is on sedation and resting.
The community has shown up in droves to support Dillon and his family through this difficult time. A GoFundMe, with the goal of raising $25,000 for medical, any future treatment, and potential rehab, has raised more than $35,000 as of Monday afternoon in the span of just two days.
People can donate to Dillon and his family at this link.