Eric Cavalli, who played soccer for Ballistic United Soccer Club and Foothill High School, was seriously injured in a snowboarding accident on February 13, 2011. Eric landed on his shoulder and neck, and has suffered injuries to his neck, collarbone, aorta, lungs, kidneys and liver. He had to undergo emergency heart surgery to repair the aorta and was in the ICU for several weeks following the incident. Eric is presently unable to walk, and his progress and condition are guarded.
The medical and rehabilitation costs have been immense, and unfortunately, Eric was without medical insurance coverage at the time of the accident. Eric was attending school at U.C. Davis, and has missed this past semester. While he is now home and beginning to get out a bit more in the community to see family and friends when he is able, he may be in need of additional surgery on his neck.
We are therefore reaching out to the soccer community to assist in whatever way they can. One way in which the soccer community can come to the assistance of Eric Cavalli is to participate in the Eric Cavalli Soccer Tournament.
More info at: www.busc.org
This story contains 283 words.
If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.
If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.