Small changes for injured Damo

Canning Vale FC player Damian Waight
Canning Vale FC player Damian Waight

Mr Waight was injured after a collision during a game on June 14.

He cracked a bone in his neck and his ribs, tore ligaments and has swelling in his spine after an on-field collision.

Mr Stewart said the Canning Vale Seniors Football Club player still had no feeling in his torso, legs and arms, but he had limited movement.

‘His family have passed on to me that they are amazed at the support, and on behalf of the family and Damian they can’t thank everyone enough for their kind generosity and all their hard work,’ Mr Johnston said.

Club vice-president Mike Sillis said the club was tight-knit and would band together in this sad time.

‘The whole team has naturally been devastated by the events but we are all very hopeful that Damo makes a full recovery,’ he said.

More than $40,000 has been raised for Mr Waight.

The fundraiser was held on match day Saturday week at Clifton Oval, Canning Vale.

About 52 items were auctioned off, donation tins went around and hot food was for sale.

Proceeds have gone directly towards the Donations 4 Damo appeal, but with the 23-year-old still at Royal Perth Hospital, the club is hoping to continue fundraising. To donate, visit facebook.com/Doitfordamo and click About.