Former elite NRL coach Daniel Anderson has been overwhelmed by a new league community initiative as he faces his toughest test after a bodysurfing injury.
Anderson was left a quadriplegic after suffering catastrophic spinal injuries while holidaying with his family on the NSW Central Coast in December.
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The 56-year-old was lucky to have survived after being dragged unresponsive from the water and resuscitated from cardiac arrest by lifeguards and off-duty paramedics.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson and Panthers counterpart Ivan Cleary, along with Eels great Nathan Hindmarsh and league chief executive Andrew Abdo, came together on Monday to launch the Unite for Daniel fundraising initiative.
The league will also work with clubs to fundraise for the champion coach in round 25.
Proceeds will go towards assisting Anderson with purchasing essential equipment, home modifications and ongoing specialist therapy.
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