Watch Zac Brown Surprise Paralyzed Teen Fan at Hospital
As any fan of the popular country music group, the Zac Brown Band, knows, listening to their upbeat tracks can be the difference between slinking into a bad mood slump and feeling empowered to power through your day. Now, for one superfan of the group who's been going through some particularly difficult times, Zac Brown himself decided to bring a dose of their signature positive energy to him.
Thomas Schoettle, 17, was excited to see his favorite band play on July 14th, but tragically became paralyzed after a diving accident in June. Schoettle would have to miss the show he was so looking forward to attending and so a family friend took to Facebook to try lift his spirits.
Sure enough, Dr. Mela's thoughtful request was answered and Brown took a break from his busy touring schedule to visit with Schoettle in the hospital for an hour. Watch the video captured by Thomas' mother, Samantha Springfield-Schoettle, below.
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The family also reports that the day before, the band dedicated a song to him at their New Jersey concert. A GoFundMe page has been established to help support Thomas.