Rising Towson College sophomore Reagan Martin suffered a damaged vertebra on July 12 following a diving accident whereas swimming with a few of her buddies.
Martin dove right into a shallow space of the water and hit her head on the underside. The previous Marlins of Raleigh swimmer was then rushed to the hospital and subsequently flown to a trauma heart in Greenville, N.C., the place she underwent surgical procedure.
It was discovered after 5 hours of surgical procedure that Martin had a damaged vertebra that was urgent on her spinal twine.
Martin has remained within the ICU because the accident, coping with respiratory points and present process extra procedures to help her respiratory. The harm has precipitated her to haven’t any feeling from the chest down.
She is scheduled to maneuver to the Shepherd Middle in Atlanta, a facility famend for its spinal twine care and analysis, this week the place she’s going to start bodily remedy.
A local of Clayton, N.C., Martin grew up swimming for the Marlins of Raleigh alongside together with her sisters Cara (presently at Marshall College) and Lille (presently swimming in highschool).
Martin accomplished her freshman 12 months at Towson this previous winter, competing as not too long ago because the Virginia Tech Invitational in February the place she set finest instances in ending second within the 100 again and fifth within the 200 again.
An lively GoFundMe page has been arrange to be able to assist her household cowl medical bills.
“The insurance coverage firm won’t pay for medical transport to and from the Shepherd Middle, and the household is predicted to come back into journey bills to have the ability to see Reagan whereas she is on the Shepherd Middle,” Kevin Donnelly informed SwimSwam.
“Please think about making a donation to assist Reagan get to and from the Shepherd Middle and assist her get the care and rehabilitation wanted to determine Reagan’s new regular. In case you are unable to help financially, please embody Reagan and the Martin household in your prayer checklist.”