HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Family and friends of an 18-year-old who suffered devastating injuries from a swimming accident in the Outer Banks are raising money for his recovery.
Paramedics airlifted Trevor Claar to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital a month ago after he broke his neck and crushed parts of his spine when he dove into a wave and hit a sandbar.
He has since been transferred to The Shepherd Center in Georgia, where he is still battling an infection in the intensive care unit.
In the meantime, Claar’s family is working on several fundraising efforts to support his recovery.
His young nephew, Carsyn, put up a lemonade stand that the Downtown Hampton Block Party Saturday.
Dozens of local restaurants and businesses have sold nearly 3,000 bracelets supporting his cause, and his GoFundMe page has raised nearly $18,000.
Claar’s family has set up a website trevorclaar.com for loved ones and donors to stay updated on his progress.