Cape Cod Tech Community Rallies Around Critically Injured Alumnus

Group raising funds for emergency medical flight from Jamaica to Boston for Joel Ricketts '18
Joel Ricketts studied engineering at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. He graduated in June of this year. (GoFundMe campaign photo)

12/24/18 06:50 - UPDATE:  As of 06:50 on 12/24/18, the GoFundMe Campaign stands at $17,892 donated by 366 people in one day.

A 2018 graduate of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School was critically injured in a car crash in Jamaica this week.  Joel Ricketts suffered head and other serious injuries.  He is currently in a medically-induced coma at Kingston Public Hospital to minimize further injuries to his brain.

Ricketts family and friends are seeking financial assistance to pay the estimated $40,000 cost of a medical flight from Jamaica to Boston, where a bed awaits him at Massachusetts General Hospital.  The cost of the flight is estimated at $27,000 with a total of $40,000 after factoring in other expenses.  

Joel Ricketts studied engineering while at Cape Tech and was on the varsity soccer team for three years.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up by family friend Tiffany Miranda.  It has raised $14,387 of its $40,000 goal as of 9:20 p.m. on Sunday night. Some 287 people had donated to the campaign as of that time.

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