Donations pour in for seriously injured rugby player Brighton News

Donations have poured in for a rugby player who suffered a terrible neck injury.

James Lasis of Haywards Heath suffered a neck dislocation while playing for Stade Nicois. The 25-year-old was part of a scrum that collapsed, causing his injury.

Currently at the Nice University Hospital in France under treatment, James is unable to speak. James’ mother, Judy Lasis, said he was able to communicate with a blink of an eye and was fully conscious. His family plans to arrive in Nice on Friday at noon to visit him.

Judy told Argus: “He’s fine, he’s going to have another surgery on his neck joint on Friday morning. This will help stabilize things if he starts moving as he is already showing signs of movement in his shoulders.

“He’s still on assisted breathing and tube feeding and of course in intensive care.”

A JustGiving page has been set up for James and she has already almost hit her £ 15,000 donation target. The money raised will be used to cover medical costs and the appropriate care facilities that are needed.

Any money raised above the required amount will be donated to the Matt Hampson Foundation. Stade Nicois has also set up a fundraiser for James and will create a montage of messages of support.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-30 04:00:00