Atlanta Braves Provide Game Tickets to Young Baseball Player Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury
Weston Mazey and his family have started a campaign to fundraise for other patients and families going through traumatic injury.
Thank you to the Atlanta Braves for providing tickets to their May 11 game for Shepherd Pathways patient Weston Mazey, 14, of Morgantown, West Virginia, and his mom, along with another ABI outpatient and family member. Weston is making a comeback from a traumatic brain injury he sustained in a baseball practice on March 9, 2021.
“Weston is hitting all of his benchmarks,” says his mother, Amanda Mazey. “If you didn’t know he had a TBI, you wouldn’t know it when you talk to him. We’ve been going to a nearby park in Atlanta and playing ball every day after his rehabilitation.”
She adds: “Everyone here has been so wonderful to us. They have embraced us. And Weston has never complained. He’s done all his therapists have asked him to do. He’s a self-motivated kid…. We’re expecting a full recovery. He will be back to playing baseball again soon.”
Recognizing the needs of other patients and families going through traumatic brain injury, the Mazeys have started a campaign to raise $100,000, which they will split between WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital and Shepherd Center. To date, they have raised more than $72,000 and hope to meet their goal by May 30. You can learn more and give online at https://teamwammer.com/.
“Team Wammer” is also holding a free father/son baseball camp on June 19 led by Weston’s father, Randy Mazey, who is the head baseball coach at West Virginia University. You can register for the event at https://teamwammer.com/.
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Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.