NMU fraternity member facing long recovery; GoFundMe page set up

SHELTER BAY, Mich. (WLUC) - A GoFundMe page has been set up for one of the members of Northern Michigan University's chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, who was involved in a three-vehicle crash earlier this month.

Twenty-three-year-old Leo Maiorana, a sophomore at NMU, was pushing a bath tub for charity on M-28 on Nov. 2 when a vehicle struck his own car that was being driven by other members of the fraternity.

Maiorana became stuck between the vehicles and broke both of his legs. According to Maiorana’s family, the impact broke the tibia in his left leg, and it shattered both bones in his right leg. He needed surgery on both legs.

His family said that he was just released from the hospital, but that he may not be able to walk for up to six months. The full recovery could take up to 18 months.

Two other members of the fraternity were also taken to the hospital for injuries. Their names and conditions have not been released at this time.

A link to Leo’s GoFundMe can be found here.

The fraternity was pushing the tub to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Leo Maiorana asked for those who can, to also donate to St. Jude's.

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