CARTHAGE, New York (WWNY) – It was a sea of red lights and a sea of red shirts – a wave of support in Carthage Park for Tyler Christman.
“We are here to show our support,” Carthage junior Aiden Maccue said. “Like, just let her know, we’ve got your back.”
Tyler was seriously injured in a JV football game last Saturday. On Monday, first responders from across the north of the country lit up Carthage’s night sky red.
Event organizer Chris Champagne says it all happened in just a few hours.
“It’s amazing, it’s surprising,” he said, “and it’s a wonder we’re able to show so much support in a short period of time.”
Carthage Fire Chief Brian Draper and his team were among the services that mobilized for Tyler.
“My heart goes out to the whole family,” Draper said. “Also, the whole JV football team, the school, the teachers. There are so many people involved. If there’s anything we can do, we’re here.
Carthage footballers gathered for comfort and a prayer closed the night.
A sea of support for Tyler and his family.
“Either way, we can all come together and show that support no matter what we’re all going through or how we feel,” said Champagne. “And just tell people that they are not alone and that they can rely on each other.”
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