MILTON (CBS) – On Tuesday, there was an encouraging sign from an 18-year-old Milton Academy student who was injured in a hockey game last weekend.
Jake Thibeault shared a picture of himself sitting up on his Instagram page, with a message that read, in part, “Today I was able to sit up with the support of the wonderful health care team here at Worcester.”READ MORE: Climate Protesters Removed After Tying Themselves To Boat Outside Gov. Charlie Baker's House In Swampscott
Thibeault suffered a spinal cord injury that left him with no movement from the waist down during a tournament with the Bulldogs last weekend.READ MORE: Pfizer Submits Data On COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5-11 To FDA For Review
Thibeault acknowledged the road would be difficult, but added, “because of each and every one of you it makes it a little bit easier.”MORE NEWS: 'It Was Shocking': American Flag Torn Down, Stolen From Pulaski Park In Boston
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Jake’s family with medical and home construction costs.