Just 3 weeks after graduating high school, while playing basketball with friends, Yuta suffered a severe neck injury, with a fracture at C6.
He is paralyzed and still on a ventilator in the ICU at Harborview Medical Center.
He can't speak or move his fingers right now. A long distance runner and ultimate frisbee player, he can't stand, walk, or run anymore.
Yuta and his family face a long and challenging road ahead. He has a short window of time to get advanced treatment at a specialized medical center that will require him to get medical support flights where he can be on a ventilator.
He has to put his college plans for the Fall on hold, but he and his family are determined that he get the help he needs so that eventually he can still pursue his passion to be a doctor.
Can you help?