Posted: 9 February, 2016
'Keep your head up and stay strong'
In January 13-year-old Melbourne boy Will Murray suffered a serious neck injury while jumping from the Half Moon Bay Pier.
Will was taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital where he has remained in intensive care.
“Doing what every kid does over the summer, jumps into the water and unfortunately for Will he dived in and broke his neck just a week short of his 14th birthday,” Eddie McGuire said on the Hot Breakfast.
“He is a quadriplegic now, he is in hospital and he is fighting the great fight.”
Will has a really tough road ahead of him, so his family and friends have set up a Facebook page to keep people updated on his progress.
The outpouring of support for Will on the page has been outstanding with some of the biggest names in world joining in on the chorus of well wishes.
Steph Curry, Andrew Bogut, Peyton Manning and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller all recorded messages of support for Will during Super Bowl weekend in San Francisco.
SEE THE INCREDIBLE VIDEO BELOW.
A POST TO WILL'S FACEBOOK PAGE READ: “The early days dealing with spinal cord injury don't provide too many reasons to smile, for Will it can be painful, frustrating and at times scary but through the support of family and friends he has been given some wonderful moments which simply bring a huge grin to his face, make him feel special and I'm sure forget about things for a while."
“Like many young boys Will loves sports, especially US sports and today it was Super Bowl day for Will. His team is the Denver Broncos so we sat back and watched the game from start to finish and he was rapt to see the Broncos win over the Panthers. He doesn't know it yet but I'm sure he'll get massive surprise and huge thrill when he sees this video…”
IF YOU'D LIKE TO HELP THE MURRAY FAMILY head to http://www. wheretheresawill.com.au