Little League World Series player in critical condition after bunk bed fall

His family asked for people to continue to send prayers for Easton

Updated: August 17, 2022 - 12:11pm

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A Little League World Series player is in critical condition after he fell from a bunk bed in a dormitory in Williamsport, Pa., where the tournament is held.

Easton Oliverson, a 12-year-old who plays for the Snow Canyon Little League team, in Utah, fell from his bunk bed on Monday morning, according to league officials.

After the fall, Easton was taken to a nearby children's hospital where doctors performed surgery to stop his bleeding and stabilize him, his family posted on Facebook.

"There was a lot of blood in his brain and a lot of pressure being caused," Easton's father, Jace, said the doctor told him. "He fractured his skull and in the meantime punctured an artery outside the brain, which caused the bleeding."

The Oliverson family celebrated Easton's progress on Tuesday evening, saying he "keeps proving himself to be the fighter we have always known he is."

That day, doctors removed Easton's breathing tube and said his MRI results were "very promising."

The family said: "The prayers are working! Please keep them coming. We love you all!"

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