NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) — We first advised you about this summer time about 18-year- previous Trevor Claar, the younger man who broke his neck after hitting a sandbar on the Outer Banks.

The accident occurred in June proper after his highschool commencement.

Because of his accidents, Claar’s home in Newport News is present process renovations, however final week, somebody stole development materials.

Despite the minor setback, volunteers aren’t giving up.

Janice Powell, together with quite a few volunteers, have been working ’round the clock’ since October to make Claar’s home handicap accessible.

“His spirit is great, and the reality he’s facing now is the realization that this will be his new normal,” Powell says.

In June, Trevor went to Kill Devil Hills to have fun commencement together with his greatest pals.

Little did he know that the celebration would change his life eternally.

Trevor dove right into a crashing wave and hit a sandbar, breaking his neck.

“He’s made good progress, we’re still a long ways away from where he wants to be,” Powell says.

They hoped to complete renovations on the home simply in time for Christmas, however they encountered a minor setback.

Thieves stole a number of the development gear final week in the midst of the night time.

“My initial thought was how can someone do this to us,” Powell says.

Powell says regardless of the minor setback, what’s been probably the most superb half about this complete undertaking is how the group has stepped in to assist.

In addition to the variety of volunteers since October, church teams and companies have donated their time, even materials to make this occur.

Trevor and his mother are again in Newport News, anxiously ready to maneuver again in originally of the yr.

Powell says Trevor continues to be present process bodily remedy and his spirits are excessive, even after a variety of surgical procedures and medical setbacks.

There are fundraiser accounts to assist out with present and future medical prices. There’s additionally an internet site for her brother to replace individuals about his progress,