UPDATE: Matt has made some amazing progress, surprising his doctors daily. He is currently able to lift and rotate his right arm, move his left arm, and has kicked out the breathing tubes as of Monday - breathing entirely on his own!


This Thursday evening on July 20th Matthew Fumo, a recent Ocean City graduate and stand-out Baseball Player on his way to play in College, was swimming with friends in Ocean City when tragedy struck.

Credit: Ryan Huck via gofundme.com

Matt suffered a broken neck, and was rushed for immediate surgery at Atlantic City Medical Center where he is now recovering in the ICU.  Matt is facing a number of outcomes ranging from full paralysis to full recovery.  Only time can tell and determination can aid.

But, we do have a GOOD update: To the Doctor's astoundment, within 24 hours, this tough-guy is moving his arms, and can feel his legs!

Credit: Ryan Huck via gofundme.com

Friends and family of Matt are asking for your help so he can get the best doctors and most advanced treatments in order to meet his goal-- which is nothing short of throwing some heat again in College.

In just 1 day, the community has been able to raise over $35,000 in support of Matt and the family. You can continue to help Matt and his recovery by donating to the Go-Fund-Me Page, or simply share this story to help spread the word!

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