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!
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.
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.
Go Robert. Go Bears.