SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. -- A middle school student in South Elgin is out of a coma after being beaten by a classmate -- and he's getting some high-profile support.
Kenyon Woods Middle School 7th grader Henry Sembdner suffered facial fractures and injuries to his brain when he was attacked for allegedly bumping into a classmate Friday.
The classmate who assaulted him was taken into police custody.
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo reached out to Henry via Twitter Monday night, and offered him support saying, "Heard you are a big Cubs fan Henry. When you are better I have a couple tickets and BP(batting practice) passes waiting for you at Wrigley. #StayStrong"
Rizzo followed with another tweet that reads: "Heard Henry's school will be wearing Cubs gear tom to show their support. Wear ur gear & I'll RT pics. Let's all show our support. #StayStrong"
Students have started sharing their support for Henry on social media:
Henry's mother says her son was moved to a regular pediatric room and is talking, eating and reading all the 'get well' cards people have sent him.
So far, the family has raised about $31,000 on Henry's behalf.