fundraising drive for a beloved Boston teacher who was paralyzed from the waist down last week after he was afflicted with MRSA has raised nearly $14,000 in two days.

By 7:30 last night, 247 people had donated a total of $13,895 on the “With-Wiley” GoFundMe page for Jeremiah E. Burke High School math teacher Christopher Wiley, who was diagnosed last week with a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection — resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections.

“It makes me want to cry,” Wiley said yesterday of the financial outpouring after he was transferred from Boston Medical Center to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown to begin the long road ahead to, he hopes, walk again. “It makes me feel loved.”

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