Friends and co-workers launched a fundraiser for former Hopkinton resident Luke Moschini, who was seriously injured in a utility vehicle accident this past weekend.
A member of the Hopkinton High School Class of 2014 — he played football and basketball and was a standout on the track and field team — Moschini now lives in Abbot, Maine.
On Saturday, Moschini was riding in a side-by-side UTV at Maine’s Sebec Lake when it rolled over, according to Chris McGary, a coworker at Gordon Contracting who organized the fundraiser.
Suffering from multiple head injuries, Moschini was flown by air ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, and after he was stabilized he was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he had neurosurgery Monday, McGary wrote via email.
McGary said he spoke with Moschini on Thursday.
“[On Wednesday] he had his second procedure which was met with great success,” McGary reported. “He still has some procedures to undergo for skull fractures as well as physical and occupational therapy, but he is strong and getting stronger each day. He seemingly has full cognitive recognition and recall — being able to dial phone numbers by recall, knowing voices without seeing someone, etc.”
McGary and his fellow coworkers are eager to see Moschini get healthy and get back home to Maine.
“Luke has been with Gordon Contracting for a couple years and is ‘all-in’ here at work, at home and his community here in Central Maine!” McGary wrote. “We look forward to his return very soon.”
As of Thursday evening almost $70,000 had been raised via GoFundMe to help with Moschini’s medical care and rehabilitation. Gordon Contracting promised to match every dollar for the first $25,000 raised.