Hi, I'm Matt Picarelli. A 4-5 spinner shark attacked me at Pepper Park Beach in Fort Pierce, Florida on March 12, 2023.
My recovery will take many months. First I will have a 6-week no weight bearing boot on the right foot in which 50 stitches (broken tendon, chipped bone) were needed to close up the wounds. PT will be the follow-up to regain strength to correct the injury.
It's a blessing that all my toes are still there! Thankfully, God protected me.
I would greatly appreciate any donation to help cover my medical costs!
TC Palm News Article: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/st-lucie-county/2023/03/16/shark-bites-stuart-man-off-pepper-park-beach-in-st-lucie-county/70016220007/
WPTV Video Interview: https://youtu.be/v2wRjyccrWc
CBS New Video Interview: https://cbs12.com/news/local/stuart-man-recovering-from-shark-bite#
WPBF Video Interview: https://www.wpbf.com/article/shark-bite-florida-surfer-fort-pierce/43375866
NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/florida-surfer-recounts-frightening-shark-bite-166348869915
Pat and Aaron Radio Show Interview 3/23/23: https://953wdae.iheart.com/featured/the-pat-and-aaron-show/content/2023-03-23-the-pat-aaron-show-post-game-show-32323/