Tony was airlifted to Augusta University Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery to realign the vertebrae and decompress the spinal cord. He stayed in the Shock Trauma Unit for 2 weeks until he was stabilized enough to be flown to Chicago 's world class Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, (formerly RIC) where he was being provided excellent care and intensive therapy.
Tony has since been transferred to Manor Care in Hinsdale where he continues his therapy.
The road ahead is a long one. Due to significant immobility below his shoulders,Tony will always have to rely on 24/7 nursing care.
Although he is able to breathe on his own and is being outfitted with adaptive devices, he has thus far made little progress toward recovering movement.
Anyone who knows Tony will recognize his determination, tenacity and positive attitude. However, this injury presents insurmountable challenges and we need your support.
Your donation will help offset the out of pocket expenses for Tony's ongoing day to day care which is not covered by insurance.
Your notes and visits are welcomed and encouraged. Please drop in whenever you are able.
Who knows...during a visit, you might even be able to cheer Tony on in one of his therapy sessions and see just how hard he is working. Just like you did when he was on the field!
Polo has long been a passion and Tony will continue to follow the sport with fond recollections of his time in the saddle. And although his riding days are over, Tony's love of the sport will live on.
Thank you for your consideration.