A Norfolk State University student-athlete is fighting for her life. Amber Brown, a junior forward with the Spartans, was found unresponsive in her dorm room on New Years Day. The details of Amber’s medical condition is private, however, her family has noted that the 20-year-old has a long road to recovery and that her current battle could be linked to diabetes. Amber is currently in the ICU, and her mother came in from Atlanta and hasn’t left her bedside.
Norfolk State University Director of Athletics Marty L. Miller released the following statement regarding Amber Brown:
“Everyone in the NSU Athletics Department and the entire University community is deeply concerned for the health of Amber Brown, who was recently hospitalized for treatment of a serious medical condition. Amber is a tremendous student-athlete who has made positive contributions on and off the court for our women’s basketball program. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her entire family during this difficult time, and we will continue to support them in any manner that we can.”
The NSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee collected monetary donations for the Brown family at the men’s basketball game against Princeton, and will continue to accept donations at all remaining home basketball games in the month of January.
Costs have been piling up, and family members launched a GoFundMe page for Brown’s medical expenses.