An Edgartown man who suffered a serious head injury remains in stable but critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital. Isaac Higgins, 21, was air lifted to Boston from the Island last month after an accident when he fell from the roof of a car. He remains in a coma, family members confirmed this week.

“We’ve been told this is going to be more of a marathon than a sprint with him,” Mr. Higgins’s aunt, Karen Robinson-Blake, told the Gazette by phone.

Ms. Robinson-Blake has launched an online fundraising campaign to raise money for the Higgins family. Mr. Higgins’s parents, Wanda and Lincoln of West Tisbury, have both had to take time off work to stay with their son in Boston. In addition to the costs of staying off-Island, the family also anticipates hefty rehabilitation costs. The hashtag for the campaign is #IsaacStrong.

Mr. Higgins grew up on the Island and was a three-sport athlete at the regional high school. He is a loving pet owner of two dogs: Zelda Bean and Doc Brown. He works at Waterside Market in Vineyard Haven.

“He’s just a nice kid,” his aunt said.

Ms. Robinson-Blake thanked Edgartown and Martha’s Vineyard Hospital first responders who helped to transport Mr. Higgins from the scene. She also thanked the medical staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, where Mr. Higgins remains in the intensive care unit.

“Although he’s in stable condition now we are continuing to ask for the prayers and support of everyone in the community,” she said.