Update on condition of Pleasant Hill high school wrestler Ryan Joseph

   Left to right:  Jim Keck, College Park High School Athletic Director, Ryan and his mother

Left to right:  Jim Keck, College Park High School Athletic Director, Ryan and his mother

We wrote a month ago about the tragic accident involving Pleasant Hill resident, Ryan Joseph, who suffered a C-4 spinal cord injury during a wrestling match at his high school.  He was transferred to Craig Hospital, the nationally renowned SCI rehab facility in Denver some three weeks ago and there's an update on his status.

When Ryan was transported to Craig, he was breathing with assistance from a ventilator but he has now gone almost a week breathing on his own, a significant improvement.  This enabled him to have his first solid meal in a month, a combination of a Reuben sandwich, fries and root beer.  

Ryan still has quite a few weeks left at Craig and NorCal SCI will update his progress as much as possible.  His GoFundMe page has generated nearly $190,000 in contributions with a goal of $500,000.