The Cal Family and the rugby community have come together to support the efforts to rehab Cal rugby player Robert Paylor. Over $686,000 has been raised so far. Let the movement keep going strong—go to his GoFundMe page now and donate today if you can!
Inspired by his progress and response of community. Visit https://t.co/f5BnwDAAom, to contribute and leave mssgs of support #TryForPaylor pic.twitter.com/IptPxYf8Vj— Cal Varsity Rugby (@CalVarsityRugby) June 1, 2017
Paylor has begun his rehab process in Colorado Springs. More from Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
It’s been a busy week for Paylor, who is from El Dorado Hills (El Dorado County). He was flown from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to the renowned spinal-cord injury rehab facility in Colorado last Thursday, was told about the Bears wearing jerseys emblazoned with “#TryForPaylor” in the championship victory Sunday and was cleared to begin rehab Tuesday.
#TryForPaylor has become a story that has touched the entire rugby world. The United States Rugby national team took time out to cheer for Paylor, giving him a standing ovation during their match against Ireland on Sunday.
Standing ovation for Robert at 5th min. of USA vs. Ireland.. Show your support for Rob wherever you are. Brave and inspiring. #TryForPaylor https://t.co/TJKcFyAeN7— Blaine Scully (@BlaineScully1) June 9, 2017
We stand w/ @USARugby & @IrishRugby as they applaud a paralyzed @Cal player during today's match. #TryForPaylor https://t.co/Xj5fPb8DNg— GoFundMe (@gofundme) June 11, 2017
Cal rugby coach Jack Clark released a statement a few weeks ago indicating that the injury could have been prevented, and that it was a result of illegal play. An investigation has begun into the incident.
Cal rugby went onto win the national championship and the sevens championship, all in honor of Robert.
#TryForPaylor pic.twitter.com/mJvZJUCBUV— Russ ⚒ Webb (@russwebb6) June 4, 2017
Go Robert. Go Bears.