YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State College soccer group and area people are rallying round a scholar coach recovering from a automobile crash.
The 19-year-old defensive assistant, Daniel Minenok, is at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after the crash that occurred about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on Pulaski Street in Neshannock Township, Pa.
The Neshannock Police Division mentioned the Honda Civic pushed by Minenok of New Fort, Pa., and a Waste Administration truck crashed, and Minenok was trapped inside his automobile. The investigation consists of “a number of sources of video proof,” the division mentioned, noting no willpower has been made concerning the crash or potential prices.
A GoFundMe account, “Daniel Minenok’s Street to Restoration,” was created to assist assist the Minenok household and greater than $27,000 was rapidly raised by way of donations from greater than 530 folks.
“All through Daniel’s highschool profession, he would put the wants of his fellow classmates and others earlier than his personal,” the account website states.
The GoFundMe account may be discovered by looking out “Daniel Minenok’s Street to Restoration” on-line.
There was an instantaneous outpouring of assist from the college administration, gamers and coaches.
“On behalf of our total YSU household, our ideas and prayers are with him,” YSU President Jim Tressel mentioned. “Realizing the powerful man he’s, he’ll make a superb restoration. He’s going to have a whole lot of assist and nice care.”
Head coach Doug Phillips posted on social media earlier than a apply Wednesday: “Considering of the Minenok Household as we hit the sector right now. Wishing you a speedy restoration Daniel — We can not wait till you’re again with us. #DanielStrong.”
“He’s a fantastic younger man and has a fantastic work ethic. He’s somebody you need within the workplace each day and all the time needs to study and get higher,” Phillips mentioned.
Phillips additionally mentioned Minenok goes to want a number of surgical procedures.
“It’s a attempting time for the household, however they’re hopeful he could make a speedy restoration,” he mentioned.
Defensive finish for the Penguins, Antoine Prepare dinner, mentioned he didn’t wish to speak about it a lot, however mentioned, “I believe we should always simply let his household get well and pray and assist Daniel as a lot as we are able to proper now.”
#DanielStrong has been shared quite a lot of occasions with the hyperlink to the GoFundMe account on varied social media platforms by Neshannock residents and throughout the YSU neighborhood.
A verified YSU account mentioned: “Our household is considering of YSU scholar Daniel Minenok and his household. Sending our warmest needs for this street to restoration.”
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