Back in May, Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Chris Oats was hospitalized after going through a serious medical condition followed by several months spent in a physical rehabilitation facility.
Now we have a very positive update as Oats’ family has confirmed that he is back home.
Oats’ brother, Sosa Keilan Woods-Hernandez, took to Facebook and Twitter announcing his brother was home.
KeAirra Oats our circle ⭕️ is back stronger than ever #OatsStrong #22strong #BrotherandsisterPosted by Sosa Keilan Woods-Hernandez on Friday, October 9, 2020
My brother is home ❤️❤️— Sosa Woods (@Sosa_migo59) October 10, 2020
His sister, KeAirra Oats, also posted pictures on Facebook with the caption, “Guess who’s home.”
Guess who’s homePosted by KeAirra Oats on Friday, October 9, 2020
Throughout the season, different players on the team are wearing No. 22 in honor of Oats.
Linebacker DeAndre Square was the first to wear the number in the season opener against Auburn, while tight end Keaton Upshaw wore it in the second game against Ole Miss. Heading into a matchup with Mississippi State, it will be linebacker Jamin Davis in the No. 22.
As for the Oats family, they have partnered with the University of Kentucky to raise money for the medical bills through the “Oats Strong” campaign.
So far, the “Oats Strong” campaign has raised over $25,000 of the $50,000 goal.
Let’s all continue to keep Oats and his family in our thought and prayers as he continues to battle through a tough medical situation.