Sam McKee Update

Published: February 9, 2017 01:07 pm EST

The family of Meadowlands Racetrack announcer Sam McKee has released an update in regard to the famed race caller that suffered a serious stroke on February 2.

On Wednesday, February 9, McKee’s family updated the Go Fund Me page that has been created to help deal with medical costs.

The entry – the contents of which appear below – was signed by Chris, Meagan, Lindsey and Melissa.

“All of your prayers are being heard and your support felt by us all,” the update states.

“Today was a good day for Sam. He spoke some of his first words and was able to recognize himself as 'Sam.' He even smiled when he learned of Kentucky's win over LSU and shook his head in dismay when we told him about the impending snowstorm.

“Thank you again for all of your continued love and kindness.”