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School donates funds to paralyzed Windsor man facing massive medical costs following Mich. ski accident

A local high school is stepping in to aid a former student.

Shawn Florence was a former student of Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School

The 24-year-old has been relying on family support to stay positive, but said seeing donations to help cover his medical bills roll in has made him feel good. (Tiffany Laporte/CBC)

A local high school is stepping in to aid a former student.

Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School is donating $1,000 towards former student Shawn Florence's medical bills.

In late November, Florence crashed into a fence while skiing at Pine Knob Ski Resort in Clarkston, Mich.

When he woke up, the 24-year-old couldn't feel anything from his bellybutton down.

He was rushed to a Pontiac, Mich. hospital and needed emergency surgery. That's left him with some extremely large medical bills. 

Cardinal Carter holds an annual cake auction, choosing someone in the community to donate the proceeds to. This year those proceeds will go to Florence.