Friends and family on Saturday crowded around 19-year-old Gates Hunsaker’s wheelchair under the shade of a tree.
Then the personality everyone knew cut the awkward silence.
“What are all you guys doing here?” he joked, thanking the crowd for showing up at a fundraiser for him. “This is rad.”
Hunsaker was critically injured April 5 after attempting a jump over Big Cottonwood Creek and coming up short. He suffered hypothermia, plus neck and back injuries.