Former WSU Shocker Needs New Home

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Former Wichita State University baseball star Carl Hall will need a handicapped accessible home when he returns from rehab.

In June, Carl suffered a spinal cord injury when the SUV he was riding in rolled. Doctors at Craig Rehab Hospital in Denver are working with the former Wichita State baseball great.

"They are doing everything they can to get him off the ventilator. It looks like it will be sooner than later. Then he'll get his voice back. That's what we need right now, his own voice saying what he needs to say," said his brother Gary Hall.

At this point, Gary says his brother is paralyzed from the neck down, meaning he will have special needs when he comes home.

An outpouring of support from the community over the last few months has helped the Halls. Now, the family is asking for volunteers to build a handicapped accessible home.

"We're up against a clock,and we're working hard to make it as comfortable for Carl," said Gary Hall.

Gary says his brother, in true Carl fashion, is keeping a positive attitude, working hard to make the best of the hand that's been dealt.

If you would like to help build the home or have expertise in that area, you can email the Hall family at If you would like to help with Carl's medical expenses you can donate by going to

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