Critically Hurt Cyclist to Undergo Spinal Surgery

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    Juan Carlos Vinolo was paralyzed from the chest down.

    A cyclist who was critically hurt on Fiesta Island when a wrong-way driver plowed into a group of cyclists will undergo spinal surgery on Friday.

    Juan Carlos Vinolo’s brother sent an email to NBC 7 with an update on his brother’s condition. Vinolo was paralyzed from the chest down after pushing another cyclist out of the path of the oncoming vehicle in the Aug. 12 collision.

    Since then, he’s been in critical condition.

    “He’s still in critical condition, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers,” his brother wrote in the email.

    “I don't have enough words to thank you all for the comforting words, wishes and good vibes you have had towards my brother,” he also wrote.