Volunteers come together to help Detroit Cathoic Central High student injured playing hockey

Novi, Michigan (WXYZ) - On October 4 th the life of a Detroit Catholic Central High School hockey player changed forever.  While playing in a tournament, Matt Sorisho crashed into the boards.  It is something that happens all the time during a game, but this time the impact severed Matt's spinal cord.  He is now paralyzed from the waist down.

In recent days volunteers and companies put their time, money, and hearts into helping Matt.  Dozens have been at his house working to make it accessible.  There is no longer a step into his living room.  They built a bedroom on his home's first floor, and they have plans to make ramps from the house into his backyard.

"The whole community is coming together and pulling for this family,"  said Yvonne Mancinelli, who has a son that has played hockey with Matt.  "It is amazing."

The community is also planning to raise money for Matt Sorisho's rehabilitation.  They are putting on a benefit on November 20 th at Compuware Arena.  To buy tickets go to bidpal.net/Matt18 .  You can also make a donation to the cause at www.hockeyhasheart.com .

Matt's parents invited WXYZ anchor JoAnne Purtan to the hospital to see how he is recovering. You can catch that story TONIGHT at 11. 

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