An online donations page has been created for anyone wishing to offer financial help to former Kansas State guard Will Spradling and his wife, Meagan, as they care for their unborn daughter.
The couple’s daughter, Triss, is at 28 weeks and suffers from Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation. Doctors discovered a mass on her lung during an ultrasound, and have been working to cure her since.
The donations page (on the gofundme network) went live on Saturday in hopes of raising $25,000 for the couple. As of Monday afternoon, more than $17,000 had been raised.
An update on the page, posted Sunday night, reads: “Feeling very blessed tonight for the amazing outpouring of love and support for Will, Meagan and Baby Triss. Words cannot express our appreciation for all of the donations, support and thoughts and prayers that have been provided by so many loving family members and friends of the Spradling family. Meagan and Will are overwhelmed with love and appreciation. God bless you all.”
Spradling scored more than 1,000 points during his K-State career, helping the Wildcats reach the NCAA Tournament in four consecutive seasons. The Overland Park native played his final game in a Wildcats uniform in 2014.
He now lives in Manhattan with his wife. He coaches youth basketball.
Here is some more information from the page:
“There is a long road ahead for them to bring baby Triss successfully into their loving arms. Will and Meagan have spent a tremendous amount of time with doctors and in the hospital away from work. The bills are beginning to grow and being a very newly married couple getting started in the world this has obviously put a strain on them both financially. Their families are by their side and willing to help in every way.
We are reaching out to those that know Will and Meagan to donate to this fund to assist in their ability to successfully pay all of their medical bills and support their time away from work.
We appreciate everyone who is willing to help these future parents.”