Online donors back brothers paralyzed in separate accidents

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – Online donations are pouring in for two brothers from Kalamazoo who were paralyzed in accidents eight months apart.

As of late Sunday, an account on the website GoFundMe had raised about $51,400 to help pay for expenses for Adam and Matt Chaffee.

Eight months ago, Matt Chaffee was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, and his brother cared for him. Adam Chaffee, a senior at Western Michigan University, injured his spinal cord in a swimming accident late last month, and he’s in stable condition at Bronson Methodist Hospital.

Matt Chaffee had moved in with his brother, and he says the online donations will likely make it possible for them to stay together and live independently.

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