During his hospital stay, Keane received visits from skateboarding legend and San Diego native Tony Hawk, and pro surfer Bethany Hamilton.
Hamilton survived a 2003 shark attack but lost her left arm. However, she has gone on to have a successful career.
Keane said of meeting Hamilton: “It was really cool. She showed me how she plays pool. She holds the stick and hits it with her hip. I tried that.”
Doctors said Keane’s recovery is expected to last several months, but he said he’s itching to get back into the water.
“Hopefully really, really soon,” said Keane, who added that he wants to lobster dive again and likes sharks even more now than he did before the attack.
His mother, however, wants to take some precautions when her son gets back in the water.
“He’ll be wrapped in bubble wrap,” she said.
Recently, Keane received a lifetime fishing license, courtesy of the California Wildlife Officers Foundation.
10News learned Keane and his family face high medical bills stemming from his transport to the hospital and hospitalization. A GoFundme account was established to assist the family; visit www.gofundme.com/keane-hayes-shark-attack-victim to learn how you can help.