There is still quite a bit of confusion about what actually happened to Garren. I'd like to clear that up for everyone.
Garren suffered a bleed from a ruptured Arterial-Venus-Malformation (AVM). The rupture occurred while he was in PE class at Piedmont Middle School. It is important to understand that this was not caused by anything. An AVM is basically a ticking time bomb. Some people go their entire life and never know they have one. You don't usually discover the AVM unless it ruptures, as it did in Garren's case.
Garren was taking his turn, climbing the ladder on the wall of the gym. He reached the next to the last rung at the top, and instead of climbing back down, he let go and dropped to the mat on the floor. He landed on his feet. He did not hit his head on anything (we have security camera video to show this). He walked over to his PE teacher and said "My head hurts." She sat him down in a chair, and called 911.
Some have wondered if the hits he took in football caused this. The answer is no. This injury is no one's fault. It just happens when it happens.
I know there are a lot of stories floating around out there, and we wanted to clear things up.
Thank you for continuing to pray for Garren.