Fundraisers Announced for Thys Oldenburg as Recovery Continues

Updated: October 19, 2017

There was positive news regarding Orange junior varsity football player Thys Oldenburg on Wednesday after a minor setback earlier in the week.

Oldenburg’s family posted on its Go Fund Me page Wednesday morning that Oldenburg remains in a coma and critical condition. Jan Whitted Oldenburg said on Facebook that doctors reduced his medication and were pleased with with Thys’ responses. The swelling in his brain reduced slightly, which is a positive sign.

After the incredibly classy display by Hillside players after the injury to Marvante Beasley last Friday, Northwood High School announced on Wednesday that during the junior varsity football game on Thursday night in Pittsboro, M2 Graphics has donated towels to show support for Oldenburg. All proceeds will be donated to Oldenburg’s family to pay for medical costs.

In addition, on Saturday, Carillon Assisted Living on 1911 Orange Grove Road will host a Spaghetti Lunch from 12-2. Again, all proceeds will go to Oldenburg’s recovery efforts. Plates will run $7.00 and are available to dine in or eat out. You can phone in your order in advance by calling 919-732-9040.


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