Kids' Football Coach Paralyzed at Team Party

Jonathan Magwood was jumping into foam pit with players
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2014 5:27 PM CST
Kids' Football Coach Paralyzed at Team Party

The coach of a youth football team in Georgia might be paralyzed for life after a freak accident at an end-of-season celebration, reports USA Today. Jonathan Magwood, 28, was with his 10-and-under Union City Eagles team at a rec facility when he tried to do a flip from a trampoline into a foam pit, reports Magwood broke two vertebrae while landing. Supporters are now raising money to help cover medical costs and properly equip his house. "He's done so much for everyone in the community," says a friend. "Now is the time for us to do something for him." (Read more paralyze stories.)

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