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Scott family hopeful for son

KENNEBEC -- Faye Scott is hopeful that her son, Lane, will be OK.

Lane, 19, of Kennebec, was in a serious car accident Sept. 3 in Waco, Texas, and is in a coma after the accident, where no one was wearing seat belts. Of the other two teenagers, one was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was injured.

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Lane -- a bull rider and 2013 Lyman High School graduate -- was airlifted to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, and remains in a coma 10 days later. Faye and Lane's father, Beaver, drove down immediately after the accident and have stayed by their son's side ever since.

"He got off the respirator (Thursday)," Faye said, "so he's breathing on his own. We are very hopeful and have talked to a lot of other people who have known people with brain injuries and have had a full recovery."

Lane remains in the intensive care unit (ICU), but his condition is improving, according to Faye.

She said the support her family has received in Texas and back at home has been incredible.

"It's unbelievable how many people are supporting Lane and our family," she said.

The Facebook page "Prayers for Lane Scott" more than 16,300 likes. Supporters of Scott have named "Orange Thursday" for him, where supporters wear orange in honor of the cowboy.

A medical fund has been set up through Wells Fargo and supporters can send donations to Lane Scott Medical Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, P.O. Box 106, Mission, S.D., 57555.

Brooke Cersosimo
Brooke Cersosimo is The Daily Republic's sports editor.