Alex Spartz, a 17-year-old Glendale high school student, is still in Maui after a July 13 beach accident left him paralyzed.
Image: gofundme Alex Spartz of Glendale, Arizona, remains paralyzed after a July 13 beach accident in Maui.
The honor student, swim team captain at Mountain Ridge High School, and soccer player had been doing somersaults on Kaanpali Beach that day while on a family vacation. He mistimed a wave and crashed headfirst into the sand, breaking his neck. Now he's in ICU on the Hawaiian island, unable to move his fingers or his legs.
Spartz is one of three people who broke their necks on Maui beaches last week and the second one from Arizona.More »