Easton Oliverson: Injured Little Leaguer speaks publicly after switch residence

The video posted on the @miraclesfortank account confirmed Easton thanking folks for his or her prayers and inspired them to maintain him of their ideas.

“Hi everyone, this is Easton — thank you for all of your prayers,” Easton stated. “Please keep praying for me as I continue to get better, I know the prayers and blessings have worked, and that heavenly Father is blessing me.”

Easton, whose nickname is ‘Tank,’ was due to participate within the Little League Baseball World Collection in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, along with his Utah-based Snow Canyon Little League workforce, however suffered a fractured cranium after falling from a bunk mattress on the gamers’ dormitories.

Since his fall on August 15, Easton has made vital strides in his restoration, together with rising from a medically induced coma and consuming with out a feeding tube.

Easton had been present process therapy at Geisinger Janet Weis Kids’s Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania, however was transferred to Salt Lake Metropolis on Tuesday, the account stated in a submit on Monday.

“While this is a great step forward, it’s bitter sweet leaving behind the people that have put their heart and souls into Easton’s recovery. THANK YOU to each and every individual at Geisinger Hospital who played a role in taking care of, and saving our boy,” the submit stated.

The submit additionally expressed gratitude for the docs who “saved Easton’s life.”

“They have executed each step in Easton’s journey from the first night until now with love, precision, intelligence, and care. We have, and will always have the utmost respect” for the docs, it stated.

The replace famous that whereas Easton has made exceptional steps towards restoration, he “still has a long road ahead of him.”

It has been two weeks because the Little Leaguer underwent crucial surgical procedure after his fall on the Little League World Collection dormitories in Williamsport.

On Friday, he underwent an extra surgical procedure to place his cranium cap again in. After the process, Easton was in ache and his face was swollen, however he was in a position to snack on one among his favourite meals — nachos — whereas in restoration, the account stated.

To arrange for his return to Utah, Easton had been “receiving physical therapy and working on different skills,” in accordance with the Instagram account.

Correction: A earlier model of this story incorrectly said the video was Easton’s first time talking publicly since his harm.

CNN’s Jacob Lev contributed to this report.