October 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Noah Smith, who suffered from a recent accident, will be honored by HOG!

21 Aug 2017

2017-10

October 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Noah Smith, who suffered from a recent accident, will be honored by HOG!
This past summer, Noah went with two of his friends to their favorite trampoline park. They were jumping for most of the afternoon, doing their usual flips and tricks. Noah was working on perfecting a flip when he under rotated and landed on his neck, compressing his spinal cord and fracturing three vertebrae. Instantly, he lost all feeling from his chest down. His arms and hands were limp and he had the sensation of being outside of his body. From ambulance to hospital to emergency room, the moments were critical and precious. Within a few hours, he was in surgery. During the five-hour procedure, friends and family began filling the waiting room at Kennestone Hospital. The dive coach and members of the KMHS Swim Team were there. The baseball coach and ball players were there. Members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church were there. Family from Alabama arrived. And many others prayed in homes and churches from Georgia to California as the news went out on social media. read more