MTSU’s chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Eta Gamma, used their philanthropy week recently to reach their $10,000 fundraising goal to help a local high school student who suffered brain trauma.
All 2016 Sigma Chi Derby Days proceeds will go to Baylor Bramble, a student at Siegel High School who was seriously injured playing football last year. The funds will be donated to Bramble’s family to aid with his medical bills, rehabilitation equipment, and related family needs.
Upon removing a piece of his skull, the doctors found that he had a large blood clot in his brain. They said that Bramble had little chance of surviving. After rigorous months of rehabilitation, Bramble is now back at home. He can now see, hear, and communicate via iPad, but his journey to recovery will be a long road, organizers said.
The brothers of Sigma Chi Fraternity had raised roughly $7,000 before asking for the public’s help through the tilt.com website and mobile app to meet their goal of $10,000, hoping to make a significant impact on Baylor and his family.
The community could go to http://bit.ly/pray4baylor to donate. When the drive closed on Oct. 30, the total was $10,230!
MTSU student and Sigma Chi member Houston Forsythe posted a thank you on the tilt.com fundraising page:
“I just wanted to take a second to thank each and every person who has donated. Your donations are going to help an amazing family. The Bramble family, the community, and we as Sigma Chi’s will remember this past week for years to come.”