Instructor’s son injured: Campus joins support effort

Friends and family members of Sarah Treschl, senior instructor, Department of English, have established a Go Fund Me account to help with medical expenses related to a shark attack.

Treschl’s 16-year-old son, Hunter, was attacked by a shark while swimming off the North Carolina coast during a vacation. Hunter was seriously injured in the attack and was treated at a North Carolina Hospital before being sent to Duke University Medical Center for more treatment and future surgeries.

Sarah Treschl joined UCCS in 2005 and teaches courses in rhetoric and writing and creative writing.

“One of Hunter’s former teachers is a family friend, Kara Walter. She’s known Sarah and Hunter for about seven years. Kara now lives on the east coast. When she heard the news, she established the fund on Sarah’s behalf because Kara is familiar with how costly these kinds of injuries can be—just the prosthetics alone are quite expensive” Christine Robinson, instructor, Department of English, said. “Even in the face of adversity, Hunter’s attitude is phenomenal. What a role model Sarah has raised.”

For more information on Hunter’s recovery (including updates on his condition), or to donate and message Hunter, visit

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