An encouraging update on Austin Hatch was recently posted on his CaringBridge page:
Friday July 1st
First of all, we would like to thank all of the press who have given the family space and time to rest and focus on Austin. We are encouraged by the progress Austin has made in this first week. He has remained stable, and notable improvements include movement to withdraw from pain and improved breathing function. Doctors have begun the gradual process of reducing his medications. As he slowly begins the "waking up" process, we ask for your continued prayers, and are grateful for the outpouring of love and support for Austin and the entire extended Hatch Family.
Also, the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel reported that a memorial service will be held next Wednesday for his father and stepmother.