Fort Calhoun Residents Unite to Help Norfolk Teen
Isaac Pfeifer was injured during a football game
Fort Calhoun, NE - The pain Isaac Pfiefer felt from tackling his opponent still hurts football players 100 miles away at Fort Calhoun High School. "I really feel real horrible what happened to him. It wasn't a very pleasant sight," Matt Hiykel said.
It was Tuesday night, November sixth, the Norfolk Catholic Senior was tackling a Fort Calhoun opponent in the quarter final game. It wasn't the tackle, but the fall, that left Isaac paralyzed from the waist down.
Instead of focusing on the negative, players, local churches and community groups in Fort Calhoun are coming together to help a young man, many don't even know.
"We themed our event, 'Fighting for the Pfeifers," Mike Conrad said.
Organizers expect hundreds of people to pack out Schwertzley Hall in Fort Calhoun for a spaghetti dinner, silent auction, and a raffle, all to help out Isaac and his family. All of the proceeds will go to the Pfeifer family to help Isaac on his road to recovery.
Mike Conrad believes the event shares another purpose. "This might be a nice way to help not only support the Pfeifer family but to help our kids heal."
The healing process for Matt Hiykle begins with sending a message of hope to Isaac. "I really hope he gets better. I really hope he's able to at least walk again."
The fundraiser is Sunday, December 2nd from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Schwertley Hall in Fort Calhoun.