Former BR athlete Mike Hollins feeling better, honored by UVA athletics, spends time with family

Brenda and Mike Hollins
Brenda and Mike Hollins(Courtesy: Ebony Hollins-Allen)
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 6:13 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2022 at 1:40 PM CST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WAFB) - Former UHigh athlete and Baton Rouge native, Mike Hollins, continues his journey on the road to recovery after he was shot on the University of Virginia’s (UVA) campus last month.

Hollins was a part of a group of students from UVA returning to campus Sunday, Nov. 13, when a gunman opened fire on several people on a bus in a campus parking lot. Three players on UVA’s football team were killed. Hollins and another victim were injured in the shooting but survived.

The college student was hospitalized in the ICU after a bullet tore through his body.

Mike Hollins and family members spend time together the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Mike Hollins and family members spend time together the weekend after Thanksgiving.(Courtesy: Ebony Hollins-Allen)

His sister, Ebony Hollins-Allen, said Mike had some stomach pain on Wednesday, Nov. 30, but he is doing better on Friday, Dec. 2. Mike’s mom, Brenda Hollins, shared an update on his condition on Twitter on Wednesday.

“Hey Family, I’m asking for continued prayer for Mike, he’s dealing with continued stomach pain. Praying that the LORD eases his pain soon. LORD please hear my cry #touchhomLORD #7strong #GODisgood,” she wrote.

The college student was hospitalized in the ICU after a bullet tore through his body.
Mike Hollins and family members spend time together the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Mike Hollins and family members spend time together the weekend after Thanksgiving.(Courtesy: Ebony Hollins-Allen)

Ebony also confirmed that Mike has graduated.

The photo of him with the graduation gear is at the Student-Athlete Graduation Ceremony and not the actual UVA graduation ceremony. He’ll walk in full cap and gown in the spring because UVA doesn’t have a fall ceremony.

Mike Hollins and family members spend time together the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Mike Hollins and family members spend time together the weekend after Thanksgiving.(Courtesy: Ebony Hollins-Allen)

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