Thanks to a tweet from a Kansas Jayhawks’ fans account comes this story of Kansas football coach David Beaty, whose incredible gesture convinced Oklahoma State fans to root for Kansas — at least sometimes.
Trace Cochrun Menchaca posted a Throwback Thursday post on Facebook about a terrifying time in 2013 when her son, Max Menchaca, fell through a trampoline at an indoor trampoline park. Beaty, according to the account, rushed to his the injured teen and comforted him during what she described as a grand mal seizure.
“I believe he saved Max’s life,” Trace Menchaca wrote in her Facebook post. “In court, he said he took care of Max because Max was someone’s ‘family treasure’ … he also talked to Max about sports and specifically football. The man in the blue shirt is our hero. He also happens to be the head football coach at Kansas.”
Max Menchaca was awarded $11.5 million in damages from the National Trampoline Entertainment Center as a result of the fall, which according to reports resulted in a skull fracture, bleeding on the brain, significant memory loss and seizures.
A spokesperson for the Jayhawks confirmed the account of Beaty’s actions was accurate.
The family, according to the post, is scheduled to attend the Jayhawks’ game against OSU in October.
Source: USA Today Fan Sports Poll