HIGH POINT, N.C. — Its been a couple of days since star basketball player of Southwest Guilford High, Christian Martin, fell on the court after trying to dunk in the playoff game.
"All we could see from where we were is that he went into seizures," Tricia Taylor said.
Everyone went silent. He was rushed to the hospital with a brain bleed.
"Speechless, everyone went into immediate prayer – gathered hands, bowed heads and really just prayed for him to get up and be ok."
His basketball family organized a fundraiser for him, and his mother Christina Lee at Salsarita's in High Point. The room was packed with players, family, friends, and coaches.
"It's very overwhelming the support from the community we’ve received, it means a lot, its just overwhelming," Lee said.
The proceeds from the fundraiser go directly towards Martin's medical costs. He's currently at Baptist Hospital.
The family says he's in critical but stable condition. The brain bleed has stopped, and he's in the healing process. Doctors tell Lee they hope he will make a full recovery, but it's going to be a long road of rehabilitation.
"He’s got a long road ahead of him," Lee said. "And honestly it’s going be a little bit, but hopefully he’ll be able to go to college he’s supposed to go to NC State for engineering he got accepted two weeks ago, so he’s a smart kid."
T-shirts have been made in Martin's honor, highlighting his number.
"A friend of mine called me, had a great idea to get T-Shirts made for the team after Christians injury," Craig Ceresi said. "We got two anonymous donors to each donate 200 T-Shirts."
Parents, fans and even the players (during warm-ups) will be wearing the 5 Strong T-Shirts at the championship game Saturday in Chapel Hill.
Lee said she will be going, even though Christian can't.
"I think I am I wasn’t really sure but my daughter and I are going to go and I have an older daughter as well," Lee said. "So I think we’ll all go because I honestly think that he’s been a part of this team and this year was really good for him so I want to see it to the end."
Teammates say they'll be playing for Christian on Saturday.
"We have to keep pushing, now we got to do it for him," Rodney Scott said.
Christian's sister Taylor Thompson had this message:
"I just thank y’all for the prayers and support Christian really appreciates it, I know it. He’s a tough guy he’s going to get through it and I just want him to know I love him so much and I’m always here for him."