Neighbors rally together to help Plainview college student paralyzed from skiing accident

Long Islanders are coming together to help a college student from Plainview who became paralyzed from the neck down after a skiing accident.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2021, 5:02 PM

Updated 1,108 days ago

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Long Islanders are coming together to help a college student from Plainview who became paralyzed from the neck down after a skiing accident.
Rebecca Koltun, 21, is a senior at Binghamton and was applying to medical school when she had an accident while skiing at Stratton Mountain in Vermont.
She had a spinal cord injury and is now a quadriplegic.
Koltun’s parents are trying to stay positive, saying she is starting to eat solid food and she is the same person that she was before the accident.
“She did not lose anything mentally at all,” Audrey Koltun says. “And she is the same person inside.”
While she is recovering at a rehabilitation center in Boston, the Long Island community has been stepping up.
There have been fundraisers across the area for her, and people that don’t even know the Koltun family have been donating.
Family Bagels in Plainview held a fundraiser last weekend and plans to hold another this weekend for the family.
The family says that the actions of their neighbors has helped get them through this difficult time.


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