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6-year-old who nearly drowned moved from ICU

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Michael Sloan, 6, nearly drowned while swimming at summer camp on July 11. Michael Sloan, 6, nearly drowned while swimming at summer camp on July 11.
Michael is a die-hard Vanderbilt sports fan and often dyes his hair black and gold. Michael is a die-hard Vanderbilt sports fan and often dyes his hair black and gold.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A 6-year-old White House boy who nearly drowned while swimming at day camp is improving and now in a regular room at Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Michael Sloan was moved out of the ICU Thursday afternoon, according to a post on his father’s Facebook page.

PJ Sloan wrote, “We're moving! We are moving off the PICU floor and onto the 6th floor.”

PJ said his son was also able to move his leg up and down when asked to, calling it “a great first step.”

Michael has been hospitalized since July 11 after he was found unresponsive at the bottom of a pool.

His prognosis is still up in the air but his family is optimistic. Sloan says his son is a fighter.

“He’ll pull through somehow,” he told News 2 in an interview earlier this week.

Michael is a die-hard Vanderbilt sports fan and, after hearing what happened, head coach Derek Mason stopped by his hospital room to present his family with a No. 1 jersey.  The number will be retired for the upcoming football season to support Michael as the team’s No. 1 fan.

Support from the community has also been impressive. A GoFundMe account set up to help with medical expenses has more than $9,500.

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