Update: Razorback fan Canaan Sandy set to have heart surgery Thursday

State News


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Razorbacks’ biggest fan, Canaan Sandy, suffered another stroke Wednesday, his second in less than a week. 

KARK’s Aaron Nolan spoke with his mother Ginger this morning who said doctors at the Arkansas Heart Hospital have found the cause of the issue, a hole in his heart that is throwing blood clots. 

She said an MRI showed the stroke happened in the vision area of the brain but his vision isn’t affected, but he has lost some speech. 

They are glad to have answers. Canaan will have surgery with a catheter procedure to close the hole Thursday morning. 

Until then here’s a Woo Pig Sooie for Canaan! 

Original story:

BATESVILLE, Ark.- Razorback super fan Canaan Sandy is recovering in a Batesville hospital after suffering a stroke on Thursday.

Many Arkansas fans took to Twitter to support Sandy.

Praying for my man @CanaanSandypic.twitter.com/fKCUDCaHoV — Chad Morris (@coachchadmorris) March 15, 2019

Arkansas loves Canaan Sandy! I hear he is doing better but we are all pulling for @CanaanSandy. We all need him bringing cheer, a hug and a smile. https://t.co/J0dzR3IA2k — Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) March 15, 2019

Just heard from Canaan’s mom Ginger, he is giving hugs now! 🙂 .. no brain bleed on CT..she said thank you to everyone for all the prayers and please continue to pray! https://t.co/28T5WoVGAr — DAVID BAZZEL (@DavidBazzel) March 15, 2019

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