KEARNS, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Kearns community is showing their support for a high school football player paralyzed after an accident at a trampoline park over the weekend.
Audrick Afatasi, known by everyone as “Stak” is a fighter. As a linebacker for Kearns High School, Afatasi is used to a battle against opposing teams.
Now, he is in a fight to make a comeback of his own, to regain the ability just to walk again.
Afatasi was at a trampoline park when he did a flip and landed on his back. Unable to move, Afatasi was taken to the hospital, where he is currently paralyzed from the waist down.
A GoFundMe posted by family and friends said Afatasi will fight this battle as the champion they all know he is.
Audrick was named as the First Team All-Region linebacker as a junior and is currently the senior homecoming king.
He is described as an amazing teammate for Kearns High School football team, where he was a team captain.
“Everyone that has met Audrick and his family, know what they mean to their community,” said the post. “The show of support has been amazing already!”
The GoFundMe is going to go directly to the family for current and future medical expenses as this is the beginning of a long battle for Afatasi.