And as people from
all over the world post their prayers and continue to dedicate runs,
rides and swims to him, the Shrewsbury cyclist who was seriously injured
in an accident in the Tour de Fair Haven race a couple of weeks ago
remains in stable condition, but still in a coma, according to a
Facebook post on the PorterHouse Support Group page dedicated to Porter.
asked that I provide an update on Cole's progress this week," said Tom
Vogel, family-designated friend providing Porter's condition updates, in
a post dated Sept. 27. "He has been stable the last few days, however
he remains in a coma. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers that
he wakes up soon. Please also keep sending Megan and family lots of love
and prayers too."
In the meantime, a 3.5-mile swim was organized
for Porter this past Sunday, from Sandy Hook to Sea Bright and back, to
pool together more of the love for Porter that those who know him say
"saves the day."
And, that spirit in mind, pink has been popping up all over, from the caps to shirts to even soccer socks at local games.
prayers are certainly with him," Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden said
today of the borough fireman at Red Bank's West Side Lofts
Fair Haven Mayor Ben Lucarelli is a friend of
Porter's, who says he, too, just keeps praying and sending out positive
thoughts for someone he says is "probably one of the nicest people I've