PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) — A student at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill was paralyzed after suffering an injury during a wrestling match last week.
According to school officials, 16-year-old sophomore Ryan Joseph suffered a spinal cord injury during a junior varsity wrestling match last Wednesday. He is currently paralyzed from the neck down and requires assistance breathing.READ MORE: SF Restaurant Apologizes for Denying Service to Armed, On-Duty Police Officers
Ryan is being treated in the intensive care unit at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Ryan is a first-year junior varsity wrestler and was a junior varsity captain for College Park’s lacrosse team as a freshman, school officials said.READ MORE: International Travelers Brace For New COVID Testing Requirement
School officials said Ryan is well-known by friends, teachers and coaches for his charm, exceptional wit and humor.
A GoFundMe account has been established to help Ryan and his family with medical expenses, rehabilitation and home accessibility. The page can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/help-our-teammate-ryan.MORE NEWS: Northbound San Tomas Expressway in Santa Clara Closed by 'Major Injury' Accident
As of early Tuesday, the account has raised more than $22,400 of its $500,000 goal.