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'The healing process has begun:' Ben Abercrombie out of ICU with improved lung function

Injured Harvard, former Hoover football player Ben Abercrombie (right) has been released from the ICU with improved lung function.

A Harvard and former Hoover football player who suffered a neck injury during his first college game is now out of the Intensive Care Unit with improved lung congestion.

Ben Abercrombie made his first big step in the road to recovery on September 27th with improved lung function, and he's continuing to make big strides.

According to a CaringBridge update posted his father, Ben's doctors at Atlanta's Shepherd Center decided to move him out of ICU once his lung congestion reached a manageable level.

Ben was even able to enjoy regular food - a baked potato for dinner and a peach yogurt for dessert. Ben's father Marty says, rumor is, he'll be able to have two meals tomorrow if he continues to do well.

"Ben is excited to now have a room to host visitors and also to begin a normal rehab schedule," Marty says.

The family believes the "healing process has begun," and asks the community for prayers as Ben moves forward in his rehabilitation journey.




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