Hurricane Harvey left many without homes. Harvey left many football players without homes. In Refugio, that's exactly what happened with a large part of the team. One of those players was Casey Henderson and his brother, Sylvester Henderson. Their mother and father told KRIS 6, that they had to stay in the bathroom during Harvey. When they came out, they had to "abandon ship" because everything was destroyed. "We lived here for 17 years, I just wanted to be home again," says Charlie Henderson.
Then into the second week of the football season, Casey Henderson, defensive back for the Bobcats, went for a tackle, fell to the ground, and didn't get up. He broke two vertebrates in his neck and was told he only had an 8% chance of walking again. But, with hard work and a lot of rehab, Casey is now walking. Maybe not as much as he was before, but for him, it's better than not walking at all.
As for the Henderson's home, Bobcats Head Coach Jason Herring knew he wanted to help out the Henderson's anyway he could so they didn't have to worry so much about expenses. Well, word got around, and church groups from all over came to help rebuild the Henderson's home. People from California, Maryland, and the rest of the country, came to donate their money, donate materials, and donate their time to help rebuild what they could.
Then, on December 2, the Henderson's finally had a home to go back to. Right across the street from Refugio High School. With thousands of dollars worth of new furniture donated from Ashley's Furniture. The laborers really out did themselves, with scripture throughout the home, and even in Casey's new room, a big number '8' painted in orange and black decorates the wall as soon as you walk in. The home is completely reconstructed and as Nichole Henderson puts it, "a dream come true."
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