16-year-old Ryan Joseph from College Park High School in Pleasant Hill suffered a spinal cord injury during a wrestling match back in January. His family and friends have been working hard to raise money for his care.
The goal is to raise enough money to help the Joseph family buy what's called a lowered floor mobility van, a vehicle with ramps that can accommodate a wheelchair.
In addition to the van, the community is anticipating other needs that are bound to come up and for that, a Go-Fund-Me page has raised nearly $200,000 so far. Ryan's grandmother says he's been making progress. He can now talk and has feeling in his feet.
We are all praying for Ryan and his family! PLEASE HELP in any way you can!!
T-shirt sales will go towards helping the Joseph family. 16 year old Ryan suffered a life-altering spinal cord injury in a wrestling match last month. @CPHSfalcons #PleasantHill pic.twitter.com/FSFQLi0fh9— Lilian Kim (@liliankim7) February 6, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go to the Joseph family. If you are able, please help support Ryan in his time of need by donating to this GoFundMe campaign. pic.twitter.com/IoJNao3qdK— YVHS Athletics (@YVHSathletics) January 21, 2018