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SHARON, Pa. - A Sharpsville teen who was shcoked and thrown from a roof is recovering after a setback.

Tyler Luchey's sister Nicole Maleychick said he was moved back to the ICU after contracting an infection but it is clearing up.

The former high school football standout will have surgery on his feet Friday.

Forty percent of Luchey's body was burned, his feet and ankles broken and there were fractures on his spine, neck and skull from the incident.

The hospital is also monitoring blood clots on his brain.

Maleychick said being 18 and an athlete has helped Luchey in his recovery.

"His spirits are up and he's moving, they said his back is almost completely healed which is awesome so now I think the next hurdle is going to be fixing his feet and his ankles so he can walk again," she said.

She said that he's also talking on his cell phone now and playing Playstation.

Several fundraisers have been set up to help with his medical expenses.

A jewelry party will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 603 Ridge Ave in Sharpsville on Sunday July 21 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

T-shirts containing the idiom "Thumbs Up for Tyler" are being sold at $10 a piece on the "Thumbs Up for Tyler" Facebook page.

A cornhole tournament and dinner with all proceeds going to Luchey is set for August 17 in Sharpsville.

Thelma's Sports Nook will host the Tossing for Tyler Cornhole Tournament and benefit dinner from 2 p.m. to midnight. The dinner is 3 to 7 p.m. and the tournament starts at 4 p.m.

More information on t-shirts, the dinner and tournament and Luchey's status can be found on the Thumbs Up for Tyler Facebook page.

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