• High school athlete seriously injured while snowboarding needs support


    (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – The star quarterback of the Tyngsboro High School football team is still recovering from serious injuries he suffered while snowboarding.

    Jack Trottier, 17, has been hospitalized since the accident last week.

    Police say Jack was seriously injured when he went up and over a snow bank and landed on his head. According to his sister-in-law, Angela, he's still paralyzed from the chest down, but has the strength and spirit of an athlete to get back on his feet.

    The quarterback lead his team to a 10 and 2 record and played lacrosse too. He is currently at Children's Hospital, but his family is trying to work with their insurance providers to send him to a six-week program at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, which is considered one of the best for brain and spinal cord injuries in the U.S. It's the same facility that helped Norwood
    High School hockey player Matt Brown.

    Angela has set up a Facebook page to raise money. She says donations will go toward gas cards, food, and other costs related to Jack's recovery. It's called the Get Jack Better Fund. The Tiger Youth Football Club is helping.





    You can also mail donations to:

    Dick Insurance Agency
    c/o Barry Dick
    461 Main Street
    Tewksbury, Mass. 01876

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