Norfolk State Basketball Player Still in Coma After Diabetic Stroke

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A week has passed since Norfolk State forward Amber Brown was found unconscious in her dorm room. The 19-year-old Brown remains in a coma while her family prays for a miracle.

“All I have is the word of God,” said Coretta Brown, in an interview with ESPN. “Friends and family are keeping my spirits up, but God has already shown his healing and his word is all I have.”

Initially, doctors put Amber Brown, 19, in a medically induced coma to stop her suffering from repeated seizures following her diabetic stroke on New Year’s Day. Now those medications have been halted, and the family remains hopeful that she will soon wake up.

“She opened her eyes today,” said her sister, Ebony, who played alongside Amber, a junior, for the last two seasons at Norfolk State. “But we don’t know if it’s a reflex or a response.

Brown is being treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and remains in critical condition. If you would like to contribute to her medical care, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help.

“Right now we’re just praying, hoping and wishing,” Ebony said. “Everything. She has to show us something in the next few days.”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander posted a plea for prayer:

The young lady on the right was found unresponsive Friday in her room from a diabetic stroke, shortly after had two heart attacks, and was put into a medically induced coma to stop to seizures. As of today the comatose meds have been stopped and now her family awaits for her to have brain activity. They just ask for prayer because prayer has gotten her this far. Repost and keep it going #PrayforAmber

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