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MSU to pay hospital bills for 5 students injured in Sparrow Hospital following mass shooting

February 19, 2023
<p>Doors are now open at Sparrow Emergency Center in Okemos on Sept. 17, 2022. The Greater Lansing area has access to the facilities, which are located at 2466 Jolly Road.</p>

Doors are now open at Sparrow Emergency Center in Okemos on Sept. 17, 2022. The Greater Lansing area has access to the facilities, which are located at 2466 Jolly Road.

Michigan State University will be covering hospital bills for the five students injured in Sparrow Hospital, Deputy Spokesperson Dan Olsen confirmed

Four students remain in critical condition and one student is now in stable condition following the Feb. 13 mass shooting on campus.

International student John Hao was identified as one of the five Michigan State University students who remain hospitalized after the mass shooting on Monday, Feb. 13. A GoFundMe was started by his roommate to raise for medical costs.

Hao is currently paralyzed from the chest down after a bullet severed his spinal cord and injured his lungs.

Hao’s parents have traveled to East Lansing to be with their son, despite not speaking English and having no way of earning any income while they remain in the U.S.

Hospitality business junior Guadalupe Huapilla-Perez has also been identified as one of the five hospitalized students. Her sister, Selena Huapilla-Perez, created the GoFundMe to raise money for hospital costs and compounding expenses. According to the page, Huapilla-Perez's family, who are migrant workers, are traveling to Michigan from their home in Florida to be with her.

Selena Huapilla-Perez said the family is seeing hospital costs that will burden them during an already difficult time, as the family is away from home, unable to work and Huapilla-Perez does not have insurance

In addition, the Spartan Strong Fund was created by the university “to provide support for the evolving needs of the individuals most critically impacted,” including student and staff counseling and campus safety enhancements.
 

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