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Volleyball tournament held for man hurt in June crash

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CHENEY, Wash. -

A nonprofit group held an event to be Strong for Silas on Sunday at Eastern Washington University.

Spike2Care held a tournament to help with the recovery and medical expenses Silas Fairbanks is dealing with.

“I've participated in almost every single one of these tournaments that we've hosted like this for other people, and it's different being on the receiving end of it but it's still a lot of fun,” he says.

Silas worked in construction and play volleyball often before he lost his leg in a car accident in June on Argonne Road.

“It's life changing. Nothing's going to change what happened,” he says.

He says it was tough at first, but it’s better now as he's moving forward with his recovery with the help of people like this as he prepares to get a prosthetic leg.

He’s been able to stay positive, he says, thanks to help and support of his friends. Silas hopes to be back playing volleyball next fall.

“Always surround yourself with friends who are going to keep you positive,” he says. “Don't do it by yourself. Nobody can do it by themselves.”

James Stuck, who plays for Team USA’s men’s sitting volleyball team, came to Cheney specifically for this event.

Spike2Care is a nonprofit organization that helps support those in the local volleyball community. To learn more: http://www.spike2care.org/

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