Boy injured during baseball game
Family seeks community aid for 13-year-old
By Taylor Hale
A Bancroft family is seeking aid from the community after a 13-year-old Almond-Bancroft student was struck in the face with a bat during an April 26 baseball game in Almond.
Keagan Nigh was accidentally hit by a batter warming up in the batting circle. The young man was rushed to the Marshfield Clinic via helicopter, and spent 24 hours in the facilities until being released to his family. His cousin, Demi Albro, decided to set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the injured athlete.
“Kegan did not see the batter and got hit in the face,” said Emily Nigh, Keagan’s mother. “He is in pretty good shape for it only being a week.”
The family is unsure of the total costs of the medical bills but has set a GoFundMe goal of $10,000. Keagan has an upcoming dental appointment on May 6, and a plastic surgery appointment on May 11.
“I decided to start the GoFundMe page because my aunt was receiving so many messages of people asking how they could donate or help out,” said Albro. “My aunt felt ridiculous to start one because she has never been the one to ask for help but I told her ‘there are so many people reaching out and wanting to help so why not give them the option.’”
Since opening their fundraising page, the family has raised $3,939. The page will stay open until their goal is met.
Albro is a Bancroft native and is ecstatic to see her community come together to help Keagan.
“We have people from all over the state donating that don’t even know my cousin Keagen and that honestly warms my heart. We are just so speechless from all the love we have received and continue to receive,” Albro said.
For more information, visit gofundme.com/f/come-together-for-keagan-nigh.