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.