OMAHA, Neb. – A David City administrator who broke his neck in a lake accident has moved hospitals in order for a specialist to treat him 24/7.
According to his brother Rusty Fuller, assistant principal of David City High School Chad Fuller moved from St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island, to University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He made the switch to UNMC so a pulmonologist could be on-hand at all times to treat the build up of mucus in his lungs.
Chad Fuller has seen steady progress since the accident last weekend left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. His brother reported on Facebook on Saturday that Fuller had “some sensation in his right hand.” This is progress from earlier in the week, when he could only shrug his shoulders.
A softball tournament fundraiser in Syracuse for Fuller’s medical expenses was organized this past week and sold out in a matter of hours. Donations can also be sent to any US Bank location, or Countryside Bank in Syracuse.
Fuller was injured last week near St. Paul, Neb. when he entered a lake head-first while using a slip and slide. It is believed he broke his neck on impact with the water.
He taught and coached in Syracuse before going to David City in 2014.