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22-Year-Old Man Paralyzed From Chest Down After Friend Stabs Him in Neck

Jamal Greenlee's family is trying to raise money for a handicap-accessible house so he can move back home

A 22-year-old man who was paralyzed after someone stabbed him in the neck has spent months in the hospital. Now, his family is hoping to raise the funds to bring him back home.

Jamal Greenlee was with some friends at the Cloisters apartment complex in Northeast D.C. in April when one of them stabbed him in the neck.

The suspect, 22-year-old Matthew Walker, ran off, but police later arrested him. His trial is set for November.

Greenlee's family says the stabbing left him paralyzed from the chest down and he will likely never be able to move his arms and legs again.

"I wish it was me. I wish it was me. He doesn't deserve this," Greenlee's mother, Barbara Greenlee-Wright, told News4.

Greenlee-Wright set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for medical equipment and a handicap-accessible house that would allow her to bring him home.

"I want to bring him home and take care of him myself," she said.

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