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  • Funds being raised for former Tiger wrestler April 9, 2014
    Kyle Henderson

    Kyle Henderson

    MITCHELL, S.D. – A fundly page has been set up online for Kyle Henderson, a former Dakota Wesleyan University wrestler who was injured in a car accident in late March.

    Henderson, a teacher and wrestling coach in the McLaughlin School District, was driving students back to McLaughlin, S.D., after attending the Denver March Powwow in Denver, Colo. The SUV he was driving hit a patch of ice and rolled several times.

    The Box Elder, S.D., native was seriously injured in the crash, and is still recovering at a hospital in Colorado. To help support Henderson and his family and offset some of the medical bills, his friends and family have set up a fundraising page at https://fundly.com/kyle-henderson-wrestling-for-life. The page has already raised more than $3,000 and has 84 supporters. It has also been shared more than 300 times on Facebook.

    Henderson graduated from Dakota Wesleyan with a degree in athletic training in history. He was a four-year member of the Tiger wrestling team, and he was active in many clubs and activities on campus throughout his college career. Lana Loken, an athletic trainer at DWU and one of Henderson’s former professors, has been talking to him via Facebook chat and says he is in good spirits. The Tiger athletic training staff, along with Henderson’s former teammates, are asking for help and support of Henderson during this time.

    “I’ve known Kyle and his family going back to high school when our teams competed against each other, and we were teammates and roommates at DWU” said Malik Stewart, a former teammate of Henderson’s and the current talent adviser at Dakota Wesleyan. “If you want to know what kind of person Kyle is, check out social media. There’s been overwhelming support from people and communities around South Dakota for him.

    “He really has made an impact on people across this state, and we all hope that he can make a full recovery.”

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