JT is a special player to myself and North East Baseball- he is truly one of a kind. From his quirky jokes to his leather jacket he wore in HS that we tried to explain wasn't cool, to his love of the game of baseball, he is one of a kind. Johnathan was our go to guy for so many years; he epitomized the term teammate. He was one of the most unselfish players I have ever coached. JT is the type of kid who would help you at the drop of a hat and it is NEB's turn to return the favor.
JT is currently in ICU and has had parts of his feet amputated. It is going to be a long road ahead for him and his family. Anyone who knows JT knows he is one stubburn kid and fortunately it will play into his favor. He will battle through this and come out on top, I can guarantee that. We are raising money to help the upcoming expenses in his life; medical, rehab, college, etc. Thank you for your help.
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All donations will be sent to the Townsend family. Glen Townsend is JT's father and will handle the funds for John.
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