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Paluch’s brother tells story, updates supporters

Post-baccalaureate fellow Zachary Paluch remains in critical condition after being found unconscious Sunday, Sept. 15. (Photo courtesy of Office of Communications)

Post-baccalaureate fellow Zachary Paluch remains in critical condition after being found unconscious Sunday, Sept. 15. (Photo courtesy of Office of Communications)

Christopher Paluch, brother of post-baccalaureate fellow Zachary Paluch ’13, will be on Chicago NBC news stations Thursday evening telling Zachary’s story, according to an update on the family’s Giveforward fundraising page. The story will air at 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. central time.

“[T]he main goal was to let people know about Zach’s story. Not to make gigantic story about the cause of his injuries,” he wrote.


Related: Paluch’s family begins fundraising


Christopher has added two other updates to the site, including information about Zachary’s injuries and his healing progress. According to an update for Thursday, Sept. 19, Zachary has started responding to touch. As of Sunday, Sept. 22, Christopher wrote that the swelling in his brother’s brain had decreased and that he had opened his mouth.

“He is definitely looking better,” Christopher wrote.

The support for Zachary has continued to come in, both via acknowledgement from electronic dance musician ARTY and in monetary donations to the fundraiser. Although the Giveforward page has only been active for three days, 143 donations have already been made, totaling $8,185. Donations may be made here.

Chelsea Embree
Chelsea Embree is a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in art history. She previously served as co-mosaic editor and as an arts and features reporter for TKS. During the summer of 2013, she served as a content intern at The St. Louis Beacon. Chelsea has studied under former Random House copy chief Sean Mills and taught writing as a teaching assistant for First-Year Preceptorial. An avid blogger, she has written extensively about youth in St. Louis and maintains a lively poetry and nonfiction blog on Tumblr. She is also the director of communications for Mortar Board and co-president of Terpsichore Dance Collective.

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Chelsea Embree
Chelsea Embree is a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in art history. She previously served as co-mosaic editor and as an arts and features reporter for TKS. During the summer of 2013, she served as a content intern at The St. Louis Beacon. Chelsea has studied under former Random House copy chief Sean Mills and taught writing as a teaching assistant for First-Year Preceptorial. An avid blogger, she has written extensively about youth in St. Louis and maintains a lively poetry and nonfiction blog on Tumblr. She is also the director of communications for Mortar Board and co-president of Terpsichore Dance Collective.




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