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Antonio Ciccone was a promising young athlete and scholar, juggling multiple AP classes and varsity sports at Fox Lane High School, when tragedy struck in the spring of 2001, his senior year. During the first varsity lacrosse game of the season, Antonio was severely injured in a collision with another player.

The injury fractured his 4th and 5th vertebrae and damaged his spinal cord, rendering Antonio paralyzed in all four limbs. He was diagnosed as a c4, c5 incomplete quadriplegic and was 18 years old. Confined to a wheelchair and dependent on others for his basic needs, Antonio has endured multiple misfortunes and setbacks in the years since, but remains incredibly optimistic and upbeat. As with many people who suffer from paralysis, Antonio’s medical, physical and occupational therapy needs greatly exceed insurance coverage and we are appealing to you for help. Antonio is currently completing his bachelor’s degree online at New School University and hopes to become a lawyer. He believes he will walk again and is eager to resume physical therapy in mid June, after a lengthy lapse.

Updates (7)

November 5, 2018

See Tony's story in US Lacrosse Magazine:

August 3, 2018

Tony explains how transportation fits into his life. Now, without transportation, Tony is isolated at home. Wheels4Tony is a 501(c)(3) intended to return mobility to Tony's life.

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May 10, 2022

Keep moving forward!

Theresa Flora

July 30, 2018

This is a great site! I, too, am looking forward to donating $$$$$ for Wheels for Tony (can\'t do it till the windfall comes in - Sept). Knowing Antonio has been a blessing for me. I deeply respect him as a person, friend, and someone who has been smitten but not wiped out by the most adverse circumstances! Tony rocks (hard for me to get used to his preferred \"Antonio\" as I\'ve been calling him Tony for over 3 years)

Charon Campbell

June 13, 2018

I attended this year\'s (2018) LAXIN4Tony girls lacrosse tournament at Fox Lane High School. Got to see Tony taking pictures with young lacrosse players and others who have followed the annual event for years. Looking forward to contributing to the Wheels4Tony campaign so Tony can get a vehicle needed to take him to and from work (new job) and college.

Terry Mackin