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Devin Hebert Update

by mmusil

khou.com

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 27 at 11:10 AM

I don't know if you remember the young man from Jersey Village High School who suffered the spinal chord injury this past football season or not .... but he's still suffering ...even though he's out of the spotlight.

I stopped by to see the 16 year old Jersey Village sophomore the other day ....to find that he still is hurting physically ....and mentally he's not feeling that great ....because as his mother tells me,"Most of his friends live over there ...and we're over here." Over here is his mom's Galleria area apartment. All his friends are from Jersey Village ....so it's not that easy to get over to see their fallen teammate.

Devin's mom, DJuna Vontoure ...is still providing 24/7 care ... and she is desparately struggling to make ends meet. Devin's insurance helped out with the initial hospilization .....but he's going to need help ....for years ...not months ....and much of the money has dried up. The day I stopped by DJuna was preparing a meal for her son as he lay in bed. Devin spends his days ...rotating from his bed to his wheelchair and back again. This family needs help in many ways and if you think you can help them in anyway just contact me here at the station ...at mmusil@khou.com

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