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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.  


Audrey Martinuzzi posted a new journal entry, "4th Annual Fun Run/Walk".

The 4th annual Friends of Aaron Martinuzzi FunRun Walk is now a distant memory. If you were unable to make it, we held the event once again at Kensington Metro Park, West ... Read more

Audrey Martinuzzi added a new photo.

Audrey Martinuzzi added a new photo.

Amy O'Reilly signed Aaron's Guestbook.

Hi Aaron,Sorry to here that you hit a speed bump. GLAD that things are better now. I wish I had time to write but just know that I love you and am praying for you as ... Read more

Audrey Martinuzzi posted a new journal entry.

What's up? I hope this update finds everybody well. It's been a while since we've written and quite a bit has changed since March. Aaron hit a bit of a speed bump starting ... Read more

Eleanor Johnson signed Aaron's Guestbook.

Dear Aaron,   Keeping you in my prayers and good thoughts!  Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy Easter. Eleanor Johnson Read more

Amy O'Reilly signed Aaron's Guestbook.

Hi Aaron, Hot Diggity! I love what your momnd dad wrote about you getting a sitting protocol...that's just super and you will be just going out soon just about the time ... Read more

Barbara Wojtaszek signed Aaron's Guestbook.

So glad to hear that things are progressing well.  Aaron you will be in my prayers at Easter Mass. Love, Mrs. W. Read more

Maria Martinuzzi posted a new journal entry, "Sitting!".

March 25, Aaron was given a sitting protocol to start to follow by Dr. Brown.  The first day is 15 min 3 x a day, then 30 min, and on, as long as the stitches and the ... Read more

Maria Martinuzzi posted a new journal entry, "Post Surgery".

Yesterday, Aaron had what is called a flap surgery to close his wound, and now the next four weeks are critical for healing the sutures. To that end, he has to keep his ... Read more

Audrey Martinuzzi posted a new journal entry.

Hello All! Events  have taken a bit of a turn this past fall for Aaron’s health. He has a bone infection as the result of a wound, and has been on almost complete ... Read more

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