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University Park, Pa. 16802
(814) 867-4433

Your Thoughts, Prayers, and Support are Needed

Dear Penn State Football Letterman Community,

I am writing this letter to ask for your thoughts, prayers, and support. Jaden Leiby, a Standout QB at my High School Alma mater North Schuylkill, in Ashland, PA suffered a serious neck injury during a championship HS football game on Friday, October 25, 2019. His teammate and good friend at North Schuylkill, Tyler Elsdon will join the Penn State Football Family as part of James Franklin’s recruiting class of 2020. Jaden is a huge PSU football fan and regularly attends home games with his Uncle Bobby Burns in his Uncle’s PSU stadium suite.

Jaden sustained the injury during the 3rd quarter when he came up from his cornerback position to tackle the running back. The collision shattered his C7 vertebrae and injured his spinal cord. Jaden had surgery to repair his broken vertebrae at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. After hearing about the injury Adam Taliaferro so graciously reached out to Jaden’s Family. Adam has been very supportive to Jaden’s family as he too sustained a similar injury. Just like Adam, Jaden will attend Magee Rehabilitation Center at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, PA where miracles do happen! Adam plans to stay in constant contact with Jaden during the rehab.

Jaden is a great athlete and an even better person. Please take this time to keep Jaden in your thoughts and prayers. You can follow updates on Jaden’s progress and how the community and state of PA continue to support Jaden on Twitter at #Prayersfor6 and #JadenStrong.

If you have an interest in supporting Jaden, you can email They are selling wristbands ($2) and T-shirts ($10) with 100% of the profit going directly toward Jaden’s Trust. You can also support Jaden directly. Monetary donations can be made out to “Jaden G Leiby IRRV Trust” and mailed to:

Jaden G Leiby IRRV Trust

296 Malones Road

Ashland, PA 17921


Gino Capone ‘03

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