WOODLAND PARK, N.J. – Buy a ticket to the New Jersey Jackals game in Little Falls this Tuesday and you can help the family of a Passaic County sheriff’s officer who was severely injured in a motorcycle crash.
Todd Kayal of Woodland Park was in intensive rehab in an attempt to get his arms and hands moving optimally after the April 11 crash left him paralyzed from the chest down.
Kayal has had three critical surgeries to stabilize his cervical vertebrae.
Colleagues, loved ones, friends and strangers have been trying to raise money to help his family with expenses -- which could easily exceed $1 million, according to the Dana and Christopher Reeves Foundation.
That includes handicap modifications to his home, handicap transportation, Home Health Care assistance and equipment needed to support Kayal in his everyday life.
The entire $12 from each ticket bought for Tuesday's baseball game at Yogi Berra Stadium will go directly to the cause.
A member of PBA Local 197 and the father of two children, Kayal has dedicated 25 years to public service.
"He is supported by his family with a strong faith and unwavering trust in Jesus Christ," says a GoFundMe page that, as of Friday, had raised nearly $30,000.
"We know that Todd's life was spared that day on the roadside," wrote his sister, Amy Kayal Quinzer. "We know the future, although challenging, will be manageable because of the support of those who love and care" for Todd.
GET TICKETS/DONATE: Robin DuHaime ( 973-801-8467 /firstname.lastname@example.org), Ray Kayal ( 973-519-1612 /email@example.com), or Amy Quinzer ( 201-218-0135 /firstname.lastname@example.org).
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