Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
May 14, 2003
BASEBALL: A Plea For Help

I got the following email last night, and thought I'd pass it along; I don't know that much about this story, although news reports on the web seem to suggest that this is for real:

[O]n February 22nd, 2003, Carl Riccio, my cousin, a 17 year old junior at Watchung Hills High School in NJ, broke his neck during a high school wrestling match. Carl was an undefeated wrestler and a star baseball player. This tragedy made headline news across the country. These accidents occur only twice a year in the sporting world.

Carl is currently listed as a quadraplegic and the doctor's have given him a 1% chance of recovering. Luckily, he is at one of the best spinal care facilities in the country now, The Kessler Institute in West Orange, NJ.

It would mean a great deal to him if you could post a get well message to him on his website . . . It should have all his contact information there. . . Even if all you can do is post a message on his website's message's board, it would mean a heck of a lot to him. Each night, his parents read all the website's, messages from around the country to him and his face lights up.

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