Injured Kremlin teen crowned homecoming king

The roar from the stadium was deafening last week when Bryce Gannon, of Kremlin, OK, appeared in a golf cart, the superintendent said.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL sheilastogsdill@opubco.com Published: September 15, 2011
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“Problem was it was during school, and kids are not supposed to have cellphones in school.”

Hoffsommer said Gannon's family has told him it will be a few more weeks before he can return to school.

Gannon's 18 classmates have made sure he is involved in all his senior activities, Hoffsommer said.

The social networking site Facebook, has a page dedicated to both boys, with thousands of followers posting messages of love and hope.

Zander remains in fair condition at OU Medical Center. A family friend said the healing process is taking longer for Zander because he also had injuries to his abdomen. The two were working together at the elevator when Gannon got his leg caught in the auger and Zander tried to help him but slipped.

Zander is a basketball player at Chisholm High School in Enid.

Joe Spurlock, assistant high school principal, said Wednesday there is a bulletin board dedicated to Zander in the main hallway of the school with his medical updates and information on fundraisers

Home to be remodeled

Enid homebuilders are volunteering their time to remodel Gannon's home.

Jared McClellan, who is organizing the work effort for Forgotten Ministries of Enid, said Gannon is scheduled to be receive a prosthesis in a couple of months. He is staying with an aunt until the remodeling is finished, McClellan said.

McClellan said Forgotten Ministries partners with 25 Enid churches to help the community with projects such as remodeling the Gannon family's home to make it wheelchair-accessible.

“We want to make sure they don't have to make any upgrades,” he said.

The volunteers started the project on Saturday, and some of Gannon's classmates showed up Wednesday to help paint his bedroom, McClellan said.

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