Check out the new facebook page: Friends of Aaron Martinuzzi, for info on fundraising and more pics! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Aaron-Martinuzzi/156879984335625?ref=ts
Hey, we've decided to set up this site to try and keep everyone up to speed on Aaron's progress. If you have any extra questions or want information I forgot to include, feel free to email or write in the guestbook on here.
On Friday, August 20th, Aaron was at a party with some people from his D.O. school, the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Aaron and a group of kids were jumping off of a balcony into a pool, he dove wrong, and is currently receiving care at Maine Medical Center in Portland for a shattered 5th vertebrae and spinal cord damage that is equivalent to that of a severed spinal cord. The night he arrived Aaron had a surgery performed called an anterior fusion to remove the broken pieces of vertebrae, ensure he would have no chance of further neurological damage, and allow him to sit in an upright position. He was conscious, breathing, and able to speak after the injury and before being anesthetized for the anterior fusion. Thankfully, his brain is 100% the same as it was before the accident and he is able to speak and breathe normally. His vitals are consistently stable, our main concern is caring for the spinal injury, ensuring he heals well from his surgery, and concentrating on being very positive about physical therapy and rehabilitation opportunities.