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Reading Fightins fundraiser to benefit 'Derrick Redcay Strong' fund

Published On: May 02 2014 04:35:12 PM CDT
Updated On: May 02 2014 05:13:34 PM CDT

This weekend, Reading Fightin Phils fans can help a Muhlenberg High School senior who suffered a rare stroke to his spinal chord.

READING, Pa. -

This weekend, Reading Fightin Phils fans can help a Muhlenberg High School senior who suffered a rare stroke to his spinal chord.

A "toss-a-ball" fundraiser will take place at Saturday night's game at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. Proceeds will benefit the "Derrick Redcay Strong" fund.

Derrick, a varsity baseball player and volunteer firefighter, suffered a rare stroke on April 24 and no longer has sensations or movement below his neck.

The fund will help cover Derrick's medical bills. It could also help his family get a wheelchair-accessible van and make improvements to their home.