Here’s some good news about Edward DiDonato, the Villanova lacrosse star and son of a Fox Rothschild partner, who was allegedly shot by Gerald Ung, a Temple University law student. From Lacrosse News:
Former Villanova lacrosse captain Eddie DiDonato has cleared all serious life-threatening obstacles and has been taken off his ventilator following a ninth operation 17 days after being shot six times in an Old City altercation, according to his best friend.
DiDonato, a La Salle College High graduate, remains in the Intensive Care Unit and according to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital officials is still listed in fair condition.
Rob Forster, who has served as the DiDonato family spokesman, said his former teammate on the Explorers’ 2004 state championship team has continued to amaze doctors as well as family and friends with his resiliency. DiDonato was near death after the shootings early on Jan. 17 and survived a major scare 10 days ago when his condition became grave due to an infection.
We’re glad to hear about DiDonato’s improved state. We will keep you posted on his condition.
Meanwhile, a legal defense fund has been set up for the accused shooter, law student Gerald Ung.
You can check out the website of the Gerald Ung Legal Defense Fund here. A fundraising event — featuring $2 beers, $3 cocktails, and DJs “spinning MAD JAMZ!” — is taking place on March 27.
The event is scheduled to run until 3 a.m. We’d suggest that you leave well before that. And be sure to leave your firearms at home.
Former Villanova Captain DiDonato Continues to Improve [Lacrosse News]
The Gerald Ung Legal Defense Fund, Inc. [official website]
Earlier: Some Updates on the Temple Law Student Shooter
The Temple Law Student Shooter: Questions Abound
Temple Third-Year Law Student Suspected in Shooting