Cubs’ Rizzo Shows Support For South Elgin Boy Attacked At School

UPDATE: Henry’s classmates made a video to help encourage him throughout his healing process!

UPDATE: Henry’s home! He’s made a lot of progress, but still has a long road of healing ahead of him. “Over the next couple of days he will have follow up visits with 10 different doctors and rest. We are hopeful he will not have any backslides…” His family wrote on his GoFundMe page.

CHICAGO (CBS) — A middle school in South Elgin was a sea of blue and red on Tuesday, as students wear Cubs gear in support of a classmate who is in the hospital, recovering from serious brain and skull injuries suffered in an attack in the hallway.

Another student allegedly slammed 12-year-old Henry Sembdner to the ground on Friday, after Henry bumped into the other student in the hallway between classes at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin.

Henry was placed in a medically-induced coma when he got to the hospital over the weekend. Tuesday morning, he was out of that coma, his breathing tube had been removed, and he was even able to muster half a smile.

Classmates wore Chicago Cubs gear to school on Tuesday to show support for Henry, since he counts himself among the team’s biggest fans.

Henry hasn’t only received an outpouring of support from classmates! Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said in a Tweet that he has a couple tickets waiting for Henry after he recovers and visits Wrigley Field.

 
Anyone else have something in their eye? It can’t just be us!

Two GoFundMe accounts have been set up to help pay for Henry’s medical bills.

Read more about Henry and his current condition at CBS Chicago.

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