NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University junior women’s basketball player Amber Brown was recently released from the hospital after spending more than a month under the care of medical personnel, who treated her for complications from a serious medical condition.
Brown attended last Saturday’s home basketball game against Morgan State University at Joseph Echols Hall. [easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”y” identifier=”B014XEIX5C” locale=”US” tag=”hbcusports-20″]Following the game, her family was presented with a check representing donations that the NSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee collected at home basketball games in January as well as funds donated by several of NSU’s opponent institutions.
Said NSU Director of Athletics Marty L. Miller: “We are thrilled to see the remarkable progress that Amber has made over the last few weeks. The fact that she has improved so quickly is a testament to her own strength, the support and care of her family and medical professionals, as well as the prayers from the countless individuals who have been touched by her story. We are so glad to see her out of the hospital and on the road to recovery. She has been truly blessed by God.”
Amber and her mother, Coretta, released the following statements of gratitude Thursday:
Coretta Brown (Mother of NSU basketball player Amber Brown):
“We want to thank Norfolk State University – from President Moore to Athletics Director Marty Miller and his coaches and staff, and all of the other University athletes and supporters – for their support of Amber and our family. We also want to thank the MEAC and the opposing schools who reached out to show their support through donations and to offer prayers.
“We have been overwhelmed by the number of visits to the hospital, the cards, flowers, phone calls, text messages and monetary donations that we have received in support of Amber. We have felt such a sense of community that has really touched us as a family. We really feel that the outpouring of support affected Amber’s recovery because she felt so many people pushing her to get better. All the visits and cards made a difference – Amber smiled at every one. Even though I’ve been away from home, I have felt like I am home because of the love that has been shown to my family.”
Amber Brown (Junior women’s basketball player at NSU):
“I thank God for blessing me with the love and support of so many friends, family, individuals and groups of people. There are not enough words in the world to say how thankful I am for everyone supporting me and giving back to my family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Coretta & Amber Brown
Courtesy: NSU Athletics