Ivan Smith National ranked College Tennis Player

This is a plea to friends, fellow tennis families, the San Diego Tennis Community and everyone interested in helping the cause to raise money for Ivan Smith, a well known 5-Star elite tennis player in the Southern California area. Ivan was in a terrible car accident on April 5th when his car was hit by an uninsured 18 year old female driver.  Ivan was attending college in San Antonio, Texas, where he was a Division 1 tennis player and was also excelling at academics with a 3.7+ GPA.   Ivan enjoyed competing in doubles, where he had achieved a professional doubles ranking and one national collegiate doubles championship.  He was on his way to his team's practice session, preparing for matches against Rice University and Texas A&M., when the accident occurred.  Since that Tuesday afternoon, Ivan endured major surgery to rebuild his spine with 16 screws; his ribs were broken, so his lungs were punctured, both clavicle bones were broken, plus his spinal cord was severely damaged around TH 7-8. Not so long ago this 20 year old was concerned about tennis, girls and his grades, and now he is fighting for his life. These devastating injuries have kept him in the ICU for two weeks, and hopefully he will be moved into a regular hospital room and start rehabilitation soon. There are very serious long term problems ahead, but hopefully with divine intervention, amazing technological and scientific advances, Ivan will someday walk again. All the funds raised will be used to help pay for the care that Ivan will need for the rest of his life. Thank you for considering a donation to Ivan’s cause as moving forward will take a tremendous amount of financial assistance
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 1 d
  • Claire Chuang 
    • $30 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Katherine Picano 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
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Organizer

Michelle Ford 
Organizer
San Diego, CA