Local Ocean City NJ Family and Their Amazing Story of Tragedy and Hope

Local Ocean City NJ Family and Their Amazing Story

We just wanted to share this with the Ocean City community. There is a fundraiser coming up to raise funds for Teudy. For more information you can visit the fundraiser page on Facebook and the official facebook page. Here is part of the story of this local Ocean City NJ Family. Watch the amazing video below:

Teudy suffered a fractured neck (C6 level) after jumping into the ocean at Brigantine beach on July 24th, 2016. After undergoing a 6 hour surgery, the doctors were able to stabilize his neck and remove the pressure to his spinal cord. Because of the damage to the spinal cord, Teudy lost all function and movement from the chest down, leaving him a quadriplegic.

Teudy’s wife, Halley was only 2 weeks away from giving birth to their second son. Baby Charlie Rafael was born healthy and strong on August 16th – with Teudy there via video call from his own hospital room.

Teudy spent 10 weeks as an inpatient at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia where he worked hard in physical and occupational therapy 5 days a week. After discharge, he moved home to Ocean City NJ with his wife, Halley and 2 sons, Max (4 years) and new baby Charlie (4 months).

Thank you for all your love and support. We are so blessed to have such a huge support system around us. ♥

Teudy, Halley, Max, & Charlie Martinez


Fundraiser details:

Tickets must be purchased in advance at the following locations:.
7th Street Surf Shop 720 Asbury Ave, OC 8a-10p
Peace of Wood W-Sat 11a-6p 1112 Asbury Ave, OC
Gerry Palermo Plumbing 10am- 2pm M-F 1311 West Ave OC

Let’s support this family and help Teudy to continue his rehabilitation with Project Walk. Tickets are $25 and include a delicious Italian buffet and Live music. Cash bar. Amazing auction items! Join us for a fun evening as we raise money to help Teudy on his Road to Recovery!

If you are not local to the area you can purchase your tickets on Eventbrite. (Processing Fee Applies)


Please visit Teudy’s Road to Recovery Facebook page for more information regarding his story. https://www.facebook.com/teudysroadtorecovery/

leave a comment below and let us know if you are going!



  • Andy October 21, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    We will be there! Can’t wait!