Eddie Avila, an Illinois high school wrestler, sustained an injury during a meet that gave him fractures of his femur and tibia, a shattered kneecap, and a severed artery in his left leg that could not be repaired. Avila's parents were forced with the decision to amputate the leg below the knee to save their son's life.
All that happened a little over a month ago, but neither school is looking to blame the other for a legal move during a meet. And the Avilas are not looking to blame. They're looking to heal, and the first step was a visit to the rival high school that went up against Eddie's school that day.
MyFoxChicago's Craig Wall has the update on a very strong family...
To help the Avila family with Eddie's medical bills, please send a check to:
c/o Belvidere North High School
9393 Beloit Rd.,
Belvidere, IL 61008