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A young Baker County Wildcat Football Player Milton "Oshay" Johnson was injured in a practice game in 2008.
He was paralyzed from the neck down.
The Northeast Florida Builders Association (Builders Care Program) recruited subcontractors to donate their time and materials to build a new home for Oshay and his family.
Milton Johnson, 15, of ...
Milton Johnson, 15, of Sanderson was flown from the practice field behind the school to Shands Jacksonville following the 6:00 pm accident.
Although the report was not confirmed, it is believed he was struck in the neck region by another player's shoulder.
When rescue personnel arrived, the player was not breathing, but he was stabilized for the helicopter flight.
Melody Coggin, the BCHS athletic director, said young Johnson was on a ventilator and two hours later was undergoing diagnostics.
, a sophomore this year at Baker County High School
in Glen Saint Mary, has suffered an event that will forever change his
life and the lives of his
family, a family that ultimately will be left to care for him and the many obstacles he
will surely incur.
I would like to challenge the readers of North Florida News Daily to band together as one and do something that might help offset some of the unknown burdens associated with the short and long term care of this young man. First of all I would solicit your prayers for Milton's miraculous recovery, the Johnson family, and the healing of Milton's fellow team mates, coaches, and community.
I would also like each of us to dig deep and give.
The Johnson family is going to be faced with a multitude of costs that they have not even begun to fathom.
I am asking you our readers to make a difference.
Let's act now and truly experience the gift of giving by doing just that.
An account for Milton Johnson
has been set up with VyStar Credit Union
was injured at practice the evening of August 19.
had just made a hard tackle and didn't get up off the ground.
choice because Johnson
was not breathing.
, 15, was transported by helicopter to the Shands
Jacksonville trauma unit where they put him on
As of Monday he
remains in critical condition.
is stable and has no fever.
Doctors plan to do a tracheotomy as soon as a slight infection in the lungs is controlled.
At that point
they will insert a feeding tube.
remains on a ventilator, there are indications that he
is getting some oxygen on his
own, a hopeful sign.
The injury is to the C-3 disc in his
is conscious and able to respond by blinking his
flooding at the West Nassau field and about 60 percent of the gate proceeds will go toward Milton
After a tragic spine injury left Johnson on a ventilator at Shands Trauma Center and practices cut
They had no intention of forgetting Johnson
, and his
picture and number on the helmets inspired
them to play hard.
The game was originally scheduled to be played in Callahan, but the storm left the field soggy and
the injury to Johnson
convinced West Nassau
to move the game to Macclenny.
The win was secondary to getting some experience at game speed and honoring Milton Johnson
Baker County High School Wildcat football player Milton Oshay Johnson remains hospitalized at Shands Jacksonville's
Trauma Center after suffering a spinal injury during practice on August 19.
, 15, is a sophomore at Baker County
High School in Glen St. Mary.
During a scrimmage on August 19th ...
During a scrimmage on August 19th Baker County High School sophomore free safety Milton Johnson sufferred a spinal cord injury and had to be flown to Shands Hospital in Jacksonville.
Milton sufferred major trauma to his spinal cord breaking the C3 vertabra in his neck on a routine tackle.
He reamins in the hospital and is paralyzed from the neck down.
Baker County High School football player Milton Johnson continues to recover at Shands Trauma Center after suffering a spinal injury during a scrimmage in Tuesday's practice. Read More...
Athletic Hall of Fame - JWU Providence
Inducted May 8, 2006
Marvelously skilled and quick as lightning, the incomparable Milton Johnson was the Great Northeast Athletic Conference's preeminent men's soccer player over the course of the league's first three years.
The first student-athlete to ever win a GNAC Player of the Year award twice in any conference sport, Johnson
was among the best to ever wear a Johnson & Wales uniform
The conference's leading scorer and Player of the Year with 22 goals and 48 points in 1996, Johnson
had 11 goals and 26 points in 1997 to capture his
second consecutive Player of the Year award.
returned to action in 2001 to use his
final year of eligibility while in graduate school at Johnson & Wales
, and contributed another six goals, to thus become the second Wildcat player in team history to score over forty goals in a career.
and Wales' very first year as a club team in 1994-95 until it blossomed as a Greater Northeast Athletic Conference volleyball power, Michelle Gibbons was the programs first dominant player.
One of Rhode Island's veritable athletic legends and one of the states top educational leaders Joe Delaney was one of the greatest friends of Johnson
and Wales University
In his second year, Freitas won the New England AAU three-mile cross country race, then finished tenth at the 1971 NJCAA national championship meet, to help lead the fabled Johnson & Wales team
that finished sixth in the country.