Family of student injured in crash looking to donate his organs

Ravyn Cullor

The pedestrian, a 19-year-old Colorado State University freshman, hit in a vehicle-pedestrian crash Monday is currently on life support and awaiting possible donation of his organs, according to statements made by the University and his family.

The student, Anthony “TJ” Avery, was transported to the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies with serious injuries Monday night. On Wednesday evening, UCHealth released the following statement from Avery’s family:


Thank you to the CSU and Northern Colorado community for your support during this very difficult time. We are working closely with Donor Alliance in the hopes that our son can become an organ donor to help other patients in need. We recognize there is a lot of interest at this time, but we respectfully request privacy for our family.” –Family of Anthony “TJ” Avery

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Resources are available to students who need support through difficult events like this.

Student Case Management: 970-491-8051.

CSU Health Network counseling services: 970-491-6053 (during business hours) or 970 491-7111 (for after-hours assistance).

Spiritual Care Team at CSU Health Network: call 970-491-7121 to schedule an individual session with a spiritual care professional.

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