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(WBIR-Northwest Knox County) While former Grace Christian and current Navy freshman Will McKamey remains in a coma Monday night follow a spring football practice, support for his recovery grows beyond the confines in Knoxville.

"I've heard a lot of people from a lot of other schools tweeting about it and all over Knoxville," said Grace Christian sophomore Tyler Beck, who's seen the hashtag #WillMiracle pop up online and on the school's campus Monday evening. A gold spray-painted hashtag on a rock sits in front of the school, and it does not end there.

"Kind of circulating through Florida and the Midwest," McKamey's former strength and conditioning coach Lincoln Thomas said about the news on Twitter. "Something like this just brings a lot of people together and kind of shows a family that's in need of a lot of hope right now. Shows them the support they got."

As of Monday night, McKamey's condition remains unchanged. School leaders said he is off a ventilator at the moment to see if he could breathe by himself.

While Will's condition remains unchanged, support for him and his family only grows tweet by tweet.

"Just keep Will in your thoughts and pray for him. Just hope for that family and what's going on right now," Beck said.

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