On Saturday 4th January 2020, within 60 seconds of coming onto the rugby pitch, Worcester Warriors Michael Fatialofa sustained a life-changing spinal cord injury from a tackle gone wrong.
Yesterday, the Worcester lock was finally released from hospital after a month and sent to a spinal rehab clinic to continue his recovery from a serious neck injury.
Restart, the official charity of the Rugby Players Association, will be managing Michael’s JustGiving Campaign Page. All funds donated and raised for Michael via this fundraising page will go directly to supporting Michael and his family only.
This campaign will raise funds to support Michael and his family with his needs throughout this testing time. With the ongoing uncertainty over Michaels prognosis, length of rehabilitation and future career/work prospects, donations will help cover immediate necessities as well as future finances, costs and unforeseen expenses of Michael and his family.
Charles Piutau, Richard Hibbard and many other people from the rugby world have already donated, taking the current figure well above £7,000