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Chapel Hill community unites for injured player benefit

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The community of Chapel Hill came together Saturday morning in support of Dorian Timmons, a football player on the Bulldog 9th grade team, who remains in a coma, after suffering a traumatic head injury during practice in October.

Friends and family gathered at Bulldog Stadium to lend their support and donations.

Word of Dorian's condition has spread to the NFL

Former John Tyler Lion Teddy Williams got members of the Indianapolis Colts to sign a football, which will be auctioned off for Dorian's benefit.

Also in attendance was Kevin Brooks, the 1st round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 1985.

Brooks' wife is a Tyler native and told him about Dorian's condition.

He came in to lend his support to Dorian and victims of head trauma.

"It [head trauma] affects so many, including myself, so it is near and dear to my heart," said Brooks. "I want him [Dorian] to know there is light at the end of the tunnel and there is something to look forward to, so keep your head up and really education and awareness is the key now."

Despite remaining in a coma, Dorian's family brought him to to the field as a surprise to those who attended.

The family is accepting donations to help with the medical costs.

To learn more about donating, CLICK HERE.

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