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How you can help Chris Oats in his road to recovery

For the second time in three years, the Kentucky football team is playing for more than victories. In 2020 they’re playing for a teammate who is fighting something much bigger than football.

Two years ago Josh Paschal fought admirably to take down skin cancer. Now UK linebacker Chris Oats is in a fight of his own and he’s not doing it alone.

Oats was expected to compete for a spot on an All-SEC team in 2020. Instead a health emergency derailed his aspirations. Even though he cannot be on the field with his teammates this year, No. 22 will still be making plays every Saturday as players take turns honoring Oats.

Once you wipe away the tears, consider joining Oats’ fight by donating to the GoFundMe organized by teammates. Rehabilitation centers are not cheap by any means. Any and all donations will happily be accepted. If I could recommend an amount, $22 seems appropriate.

#22OatsStrong

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

11 Comments for How you can help Chris Oats in his road to recovery



  1. tdub
    3:21 pm September 25, 2020 Permalink

    Get well soon young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Let’s all donate.



  2. UK1983
    3:21 pm September 25, 2020 Permalink

    Why does he not have health coverage and benefits through UK? i understand this might not be sports related, but you would think the university would be able to assist a student athlete with rehab and medical while enrolled. Maybe some administrators salary can be cut so the university can afford to treat these kids appropriately.



  3. UK1983
    3:23 pm September 25, 2020 Permalink

    and i meant ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATOR – remind me again what the budget is again for football?



    • BowdenQB4ever
      4:15 pm September 25, 2020 Permalink

      I would look to the diversity department for cuts.



  4. ClutchCargo
    4:10 pm September 25, 2020 Permalink

    Done! $22 for #22. Glad to help a Wildcat in need.

    And UK1983, this is not the time or place. Man, what a cleaned up version of what I really wanted to say. 🙂



    • Soylentbeans
      5:18 pm September 25, 2020 Permalink

      I dont think there is anything wrong at all about uk1983 asking why the university isnt covering cost.

      Its not like they said hey dont send money to this go fund me the university should be paying.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      9:13 pm September 25, 2020 Permalink

      It was Bowdenqb who brought political bs into it. All 1983 asked was why the university wasn’t helping when they usually help in most other situations wh8it comes to scholarship players. The take a pay cut thing wasn’t political either.



  5. zoupman
    5:29 pm September 25, 2020 Permalink

    I still want to know his injury? Health issue.



  6. nadkin
    6:13 pm September 25, 2020 Permalink

    I too would like to know what his illness is? I cant recall hearing what it ever was officially.



  7. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    9:16 pm September 25, 2020 Permalink

    God bless him and his family.



  8. michaelb
    9:57 am September 26, 2020 Permalink

    Gun shot wound