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Collierville players ask Mid-South to pray for teammate

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(WMC-TV) - Students across the Mid-South are praying for Trey Erwin while he is at St. Jude waiting on a diagnosis.

Friends of the Collierville High School student are turning to social media and looking for other ways to help.

Erwin complained of abdominal pain at weight practice.  He was sent to St. Jude.

The original diagnosis was cancer.

Tuesday, the Twitter hashtag "Pray for Trey" was a trending topic in Memphis.  

"He is just a fine young man," said Mike O'Neill, Collierville High School's head football coach.

"We're all brothers so we just want to do everything we can," said Christian.

Friends immediately began looking for different ways to help.

"Some of the kids were talking about if he has to lose his hair, then to support him we might shave our hair and charge a small fee, maybe like $15, and send it as a donation to St. Jude," said Collierville High School freshman Josh Christian.

Erwin's parents created a website to update the community about Trey's condition.

Christian said with the hashtag "Pray for Trey," he and other classmates been reaching out to anyone who could help raise awareness.

"We've just been sending it to all the celebrities we can think of, anyone that might retweet it," he said.

Christian said he even tweeted Tim Tebow, who's well-known for his gestures of faith in the NFL.

"Could you do me a huge favor and retweet ‘Pray for Trey,'" the teen asked the star quarterback.

O'Neill said with this type of support he is sure Erwin will recover.

"Trey's going to pull through this thing," he said. "We're going to work together and make sure that that happens."

Erwin's parents said the diagnosis is still unclear.  He is set to undergo a biopsy on Monday.

T-shirts with the hashtag "Pray for Trey" will reportedly be available next week.

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