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 brett 09.07.12



We’ve learned that recovery takes time, more time and more patience than we could ever imagine. The complexity of a brain injury is overwhelming. Not surprisingly, Brett is focused.


On September 9 Brett Greenwood, former Hawkeye football player, collapsed during a routine workout. Brett had developed an abnormal heart rhythm, which caused his heart to stop, resulting in serious neurological injuries. Brett is recovering and working hard to regain his strength and mobility. We are thankful to the many, many people from across the country who have reached out to us. Because so many of you expressed a desire to support Brett in a tangible way, we have established the Brett Greenwood Foundation. The donations made to the Brett Greenwood Foundation will go into a fund that will be used to support the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where Brett was treated, and the Hawkeye Athletics Department in the form of an Endowed Scholarship in Brett’s name. Our heartfelt thanks for your continued support and prayers. The Greenwood Family

3 Responses to History

  1. Austin Berry September 4, 2015 at 5:27 am #

    Dear Brett and family,
    You meant the world to me in my teenage years watching the Hawkeyes.
    I grew up watching the Hawks when they had Brad Banks and other legends. Then the Hawks went down hill. And you and a few other players are the reason they were back on top. Brett, I’m praying for you with all my heart man. You will always be a Hawkeye Hero. Don’t ever forget that. Us Hawks love you man. You brought me so many great Hawkeye memories from kinnick through some rough years of my life. Thank you Brett.
    Thank you so much.
    -Austin Berry

  2. ashley eaker September 12, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    I am so inspired by Brett story…I am enduring just over 2 months of my 36 year old husband’s anoxic brain injury and I desperately needed to see a story like this. My husband Matt is just like Brett….athlete in college and just a focused determined soul. HE IS my whole world. I grew up in Iowa and and trying to pace myself as to when he will be ready for rehab. He is doing things that drs did not anticipate but I assume the progress can be slow. I will continue to prayfor Brett and be inspired. I have the same hopes for my husband Matt.

  3. Bethany Luther September 21, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    So proud to see you lead the Hawkeyes out on the field Saturday. as the mother of a little boy with neurological and developmental challenges as a result of a brain tumor, I am beyond inspired. Keep on keepin’ on. GO HAWKS!

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