NORTH FORSYTH — A Forsyth County lawmaker’s oldest son remains in an induced coma a week after being involved in a skateboarding accident.
State Sen. Michael Williams has asked for prayers for 17-year-old Ammon Williams, who fell from his longboard down a hill July 22.
According to Seth Weathers, consultant for Williams, the rising North Forsyth High School senior was at his mother's home in Forsyth County when the accident occurred. His 15-year-old brother and 13-year-old sister were with him at the time.
He has undergone at least one surgery, and doctors at Northeast Georgia Medical Center are reportedly waiting for swelling to subside before attempting to bring him out of the coma.
The Gainesville hospital has asked that no one visit the younger Williams so staff can put full focus on monitoring his condition.
Weathers said the Williams family does not want to personally comment but is thankful for the community both its prayers and respecting the privacy.
Updates may be found on the Facebook page for Michael Williams, Weathers said, which is serving as a portal for the community to reach out and show its support.
Ammon is on the wrestling and diving teams at North, according to wrestling coach Travis Jarrard.
Jarrard said school counselors have made staff aware of the family’s situation and that he has updated classmates.
“They have a good support system through [The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints],” he said. “I went to see him on Friday and to see his dad, just to let them know we’re there for them.”