Luca Annunziata is bouncing back from a serious head injury which occurred on November 28th, 2015. The 11 year old with a vigor for life and focused determination fell while roller blading with friends and family.
He underwent emergency surgery which was followed by a medically induced coma. Luckily, Luca is part of a massive loving family that immediately rushed to his side to provide nurturing support. His parents John and Darcy then were supported by the community with prayers and well wishes and the results were almost immediate. Two months later Luca’s condition dramatically improved as he is back on his feet, undergoing regular physical therapy.
He embodies the type of young athlete the Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation wants to support. Casey Powell and WLF Executive Director Heather Chase O’Neill visited Luca at Tampa General Hospital on January 29th his “going home day” to celebrate and see what else could be done to help Luca’s situation.
Luca was elated with the visit. He was walking around the hospital that day and it was a spirit lifting event for the family, hospital caretakers, as well as us to see him in markedly improved condition and spirits. He even performed the “Nay Nay.” CPWLF will be helping support lacrosse players like Luca by drawing awareness to his cause. Donations to CPWLF will help provide experiences like this and support to lacrosse families in need. The World Lacrosse Foundation stands behind Luca and his family and encourages the entire lacrosse community to support him.