Groesbeck community raises funds for injured firefighter

(Photo courtesty of Groesbeck Fire Depratment Chief, Patrick Samuels)
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GROESBECK, Texas (KWTX) The Groesbeck Fire Department organized a fill-the-helmet fundraiser on Saturday to help Matthew Koncaba, the firefighter who was seriously injured in a fatal crash.

Firefighters gathered at intersections throughout the City of Groesbeck to collect donations.

Groesbeck Fire Chief, Patrick Samuels, said the fundraiser was successful and the department was able to raise more than $5,500.

"The citizens of Groesbeck always show up and go above our expectations where the Fire Department is involved. They are a very generous community," said Samuels.

Koncaba and his teenage sister in law still remain at University Hospital in San Antonio, but he has been removed from ICU and was relocated to a rehabilitation room.

According to a Facebook post issued by the Groesbeck Fire Department, Koncaba, "is talking a lot more and asking questions about the crash. His spirits are as good as can be expected under the circumstances. There is no discharge plan at this time. Once he is discharged his mother plans to take him home with her to Elm Mott to recover."

Matthew Koncaba and his sister in law, Brianna Ray, are expected to make full recovery from serious injuries in the tragic one vehicle rollover that took the life of Koncaba's wife, Lexi Koncaba, and the life of his 14 year old sister Hannah Koncaba.