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Fundraiser held for coach paralyzed in foam pit accident
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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A fundraiser was held Saturday to help support a popular youth football coach was who badly injured while celebrating a win with his team.

Last November, Union City Eagles coach Jonathan Magwood injured his neck after jumping into a foam pit at RockBridge Adventures in Peachtree City.

Magwood, 28, broke two vertebrae and was left paralyzed.

The medical bills continue to mount. Initially, he received treatment at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta but is now being cared for at home. His family has filed a lawsuit on his behalf.

Rockbridge Adventures has yet to comment on the case.

A 5K run/ walk event was scheduled for this weekend at Welcome All Park in College Park to raise money for Magwood. For more information visit www.donations4jonathan.com.

The coach's mother, Mallory Magwood, and his attorney Chris Stewart sat down with 11Alive's DeMarco Morgan about his recovery, a pending lawsuit and what's in the works to make sure something like this doesn't happen again.

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