Former Brenau Softball Player Fighting For Her Life

Aug 30, 2011
Rudi Kiefer

Originally published on 10/14/09

Tori Fobb
Tori Fobb in 2008 (Photo: Brenau Athletics Dept.)

Tori Fobb is a 22 year-old from Snellville, Georgia. In the fall of 2007, she transferred to Brenau and played two years for the Golden Tigers Softball Team. During that time, she served as captain of her team and earned many awards for her outstanding sportsmanship and character both on and off the field. Recently Tori became very sick and was admitted into the hospital with a primary diagnosis of Encephalitis, which is a serious and potentially fatal brain infection. In a matter of days, she went from being a normal 22-year-old, just graduated from college, to fighting for her life.

Over the last five weeks, Tori has lost over 30 pounds. She has gone from being an outstanding athlete, to being unable to speak or move her body at all. She has become completely dependent on other people. She requires a feeding tube for nutrition since she has lost the ability to chew and swallow herself. Due to the affects of the infection, she can no longer control the ability to express herself. Despite extensive treatment and medication, Tori is still trying to compete with the aggressive infection. We would love for the Brenau community to band together and help with this tragic situation. Tori was taken off her parent’s insurance last spring when she graduated, and therefore the medical bills are growing exponentially. Tori is one of the strongest and well-spirited people around. And while her future is currently in limbo, it is important that her alma mater show her and her family the same love and support Tori has always shown them.

If you would like to donate and help Tori and her family in their time of need, donations can be sent to:

Brenau University,
Care of Tori Fobb
Athletics Office
500 Washington St SE
Gainesville, Georgia 30501