The day after Templeton High football player Isaac Lindsey suffered an apparent head injury in a Friday night football game against San Luis Obispo, the Central Coast community is showing its support.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise money for the Lindsey family. More than $17,000 in donations were made in the first four hours.
The page contains this brief message: "Isaac was injured playing the game he loves, football, with all of his 'brothers.' This sweet, loving young man is currently in the hospital fighting to get better. Please support the family in their time of need as Isaac has quite a road to recovery ahead of him. Hospital bills and time off work can be offset by our help and support."
Tweets and Facebook posts offering prayers have been posted by those in the community and around the country Saturday. San Luis Obispo wide receiver Vatsal Bhatt tweeted his support Saturday:
Prayers are with Isaac Lindsey and the entire Templeton team. Wish you a speedy recovery— Vatsal Bhatt (@VatsalBhatt12) September 19, 2015
Prayers for Isaac https://t.co/MUGhh3s1r5— Tori Akers (@toriakers24) September 19, 2015
Former Templeton quarterback Gunnar Griffin also offered his prayers:
Sending prayers for Isaac all the way out here in Missouri!— Gunnar Griffin (@GunnarGriffin10) September 19, 2015
pray for Isaac— Ali barton (@Bartonali64) September 19, 2015
Please pray for Isaac❤️ he really needs it— Sophie Reyes (@SophieReyes_) September 19, 2015
Many have shared The Tribune's story on Lindsey and mentioned his family.
"This is never what you want to hear after a Friday night... Praying for the Lindsey family!" wrote Nicole Sonne on Facebook.
"Please pray for this young man and his family....Jenny Lauridsen Lindsey ...the whole town is behind you and your family!!!" wrote Bryan Murphee in a post.
The Tribune has reached out to several people associated with Templeton athletics to find out Lindsey's current condition, but as of this post we have yet to hear back. We will update this story when more information becomes available.