Gunnar Sandberg's condition improves

March 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The high school pitcher from Marin County hit in the head with a baseball is doing better.

Gunnar Sandberg, a 16-year-old junior at Marin Catholic High School, had been in a medically-induced coma at Marin General Hospital for more than two weeks.

He was hit by a line drive off an aluminum bat during a game back on March 11.

His family reports Sandberg breathed on his own for a short time over the weekend and appears to be slowly coming out of the coma.

The Marin County Athletic League has decided to switch to wood bats for the rest of the season.

Donations and T-Shirts:

The family says people can donate to CaringBridge or at the Bank of Marin under The Gunnar Sandberg Fund.

For a "Got Wood?" T-shirts: The shirts are navy blue with white writing and come in all sizes: Adult (S,M,L,XL,XXL,XXXL) and youth (S, M, L, XL). The shirts are $25 and checks can be made out to the Gunnar Sandberg Fund. They will be available at all Marin Catholic baseball home games, at Marin Catholic High School during school hours, and via Chris Miller (the shirt organizer) by e-mailing her at: chris@marinroofing.com

For a T-shirt you can send check or cash to:
Christine Miller C/O The Gunnar Sandberg Fund
250 Francisco Blvd. West
San Rafael, CA 94901


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