Dr. Drew comes to aid of seriously injured Pasadena football player; school grateful for 'heroic efforts' [Updated]
Dr. Drew Pinsky, the radio and TV host, came to the aid of a Pasadena Polytechnic High School football player who was critically injured during Friday's game.
Before paramedics arrived, Pinsky, a Poly parent, helped provide aid to Jackson Allan, who suffered a head injury at the game against Chadwick School. Poly Head of School Debbie Reed released a statement saying:
Jackson, accompanied by his father Les, was taken to the Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where he was met by his mother Rhonda. Jackson underwent successful surgery to relieve pressure on the brain from internal bleeding. Jackson’s family members, as well as Poly players, coaches, parents, friends, and administrators, were at the hospital.
We are especially grateful for the heroic efforts of Dr. Pinsky and prompt care and attention of Dr. Lewis, a faculty member and emergency room doctor at Harbor Medical. Together with the emergency medical personnel, they made all the difference in Jackson’s progress.
Jackson will have a lengthy recovery, during which I know that he and his family will have the support of our community.
[Corrected at 3 p.m.: An earlier version of this post misspelled the name of Chadwick school.]
-- Shelby Grad
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