Hundreds offer prayer, support for Braeden Sconce

South Callaway High School graduate, Braeden Sconce, is recovering at a St. Louis hospital after a serious car crash Sunday. (Facebook/Pray for Braeden).

Family, friends, community members, and some complete strangers have rallied around Braden Sconce.

As of late Thursday night, Sconce was recovering at a hospital in St. Louis hospital after serious injuries he sustained in a car crash just outside of Lebanon. Family members said the crash happened during a winter weather event Sunday afternoon. Someone nearby pulled him from the burning vehicle and gave him CPR before first responders arrived, according to family members.

More than 1,700 people have joined the Facebook group created to support him called, 'Pray for Braeden.'

South Callaway High School officials confirmed Thursday Sconce graduated in 2017. He was captain of the football team, according to his coach.

"He's got a very charismatic personality, he loves to have fun, he's just a happy-go-lucky, fun loving guy," South Callaway football coach, Zack Hess said Thursday. "From the football aspect, he had great leadership skills. People just flocked to him," Hess said. "He's just a great kid."

Hess said he found out about Sconce's crash Sunday night at around 6 p.m.

"It's the fear of the unknown," Hess said. "You just hope for the best."

On the Facebook page in Sconce's honor, hundreds of community members have offered prayer, photos, videos, words of encouragement, and stories about Sconce.

Hess said Sconce's mother and father are both very involved with the South Callaway School District.

"They're heavily involved in our community and school programs they do so much," Hess said. "I think they would want to say, thanks for all the prayers and support and also to keep praying," Hess said. "We're not out of the woods yet. He's going to need all the prayer and support he can get, for the long term."

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