Thursday night, February 2, was supposed to be one of the most fun nights of young Jake Stroud's life. He had Garth Brooks tickets and was going to see him perform at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee with his sister and his girlfriend.
Before heading to the concert, 17-year-old Jake went to pick up his girlfriend and crashed his vehicle on Highway 70 near Alpine Road before arriving. According to WMC Action News, his truck "flipped multiple times on the highway".
According to a Facebook post from WMC Action News reporter Chris Luther, the Bartlett High School baseball player is currently in the ICU with a broken leg and broken arm. In less than 24 hours time, Jake has already undergone multiple surgeries, including one to remove his appendix.
WMC also reports that the young man is a huge Garth Brooks fan and is devastated by what happened. Unbeknownst to him, his family and friends have started a social media campaign in hopes that Garth Brooks will see it and come visit Jake in the hospital.
Brooks has shows in Memphis until Saturday, February 4 and is taking a short break before resuming the tour in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on February 17, which hopefully means he will have time to make it out to Regional One Health, where Jake is recovering in the ICU.
Several local news reporters have announced that they've reached out to Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood's team, and are waiting to hear back from them.
Please help share this story, along with the hashtag "#GarthBrooksGoSeeJake", in hopes Garth himself will see it and go visit Jake in the hospital!
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