Frog fans raise thousands for ISU kid captain

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin + posts Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ Baker’s brilliance just part of great team performance Frogs win their second game at CWS for first time ever ReddIt Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ Evan Watson TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printTCU fans are pledging their support for the Iowa State kid captain who’s captured the nation’s attention since being featured in a photo with TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin.A fundraising page to offset Abby Faber’s medical expenses began accepting donations Thursday morning, raising more than $7,500.According to the crowd-funding page donations will help pay for Abby’s physical and vision therapy, as well as an orthopedic surgery on both of her legs that will be needed in the coming years.Abby Faber was kid captain for the TCU-ISU football game last Saturday. Abby, who was in a wheelchair, took the field with the players for the coin toss before kickoff. While she was there, Boykin stopped to talk with her.Galen Steeg wrote on Abby’s donation page, “the greatest thing about the ISU-TCU football game was not the score but that we in the Frog Family and the Nation got an introduction into a special young lady named Abby Faber.”The donation page has more than 135 supporters, many of whom called Abby an “inspiration” and praised her courage and strength.A donor identified as Lewis Boykin wrote, “Abby, The Frog Family and the Boykin family wish you the best and prayers will never cease to go up in your behalf, you are greatly loved. Lewis & Carly Boykin.”Kim Wehde, the creator of the donation page, wrote in an email that “this has been so amazing to see. Genuine acts of kindness going to help genuinely good people. Make my heart happy!”The donation page began with a goal of $5,000, but as donations surpassed that mark the goal was increased to $10,000. The website has been shared more than 1,000 times ReddItcenter_img The Power of Three: TCU and the CWS Abby Faber (bottom) and her family pose for a photo at the TCU-Iowa State game on Saturday, October 17. (Courtesy of Abby Faber’s youcaring.com donation site) Facebook Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award George W. Bush to speak at Neeley luncheon Twitter Linkedin Previous articleFestivals around Fort Worth to look out forNext articleLibrary’s west entrance is up for a renovation Evan Watson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/ Evan Watsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/evan-watson/last_img read more