An update on Alex Melchert from Dean of Students Scott Brown …
Dear Wooster Community:
I am happy to report that Alex’s recovery has continued to progress very well. The doctors removed his breathing tube and he is able to speak (albeit quietly). He has been moved from the ICU to the Step Down unit for the next step in his recovery. Even though Alex has been making very encouraging progress, he must be under careful observation with such significant abdominal injuries.
We all continue to be grateful for the support from our community. We will be sending many items to Alex from the larger Wooster community, including get well cards from students, notes from classes and professors, and a signed baseball from the baseball team. We have continued to have an outpouring of support from alumni and families, especially those in the Columbus area. We have also been fortunate to have a Wooster Board of Trustee member, who is a surgeon at his hospital, checking in on him regularly.
We will send updates periodically when Alex reaches any other milestones in his recovery. In the meantime, I wish you all a good week, a restful break, and I look forward to your return to campus safe and sound.
With my warmest wishes,