Hi, my name is McKenna and I am fundraising for my brother Wylder and our family. July 14, Wylder was playing in the ocean with his girlfriend on a beautiful summer day in Santa Cruz at the beach boardwalk in California. He dove into the ocean, and tragedy struck. He either got tumbled or hit the sand, and shattered his C4 resulting in him being paralyzed from the neck down. He was air-lifted to the hospital and underwent extensive surgery on July 15 to stabilize his spine. Unfortunately, the prognosis remains the same and the doctors have told us that he will be paralyzed from the neck down.
We are asking for help. Wylder and our family will need a specialized wheelchair, a van that can transport a wheelchair, help for modifying the house that he will be living in, and money for a care team to help the family help him.
Please consider donating anything that you can to help Wylder and our family. Thank you everyone for your support and love.
Thank you to Kerri for getting us established on this Gofundme. - I have known Jessica and her family for many many years. This is such a tragic freak accident that will forever alter the course of their lives. Wylder graduated from Wilson High School and was on the varsity lacrosse team here. He had many many friends in Portland and touched many many lives before moving to California last year.
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