This evening at approximately 7:19pm, my brother Ryan was flying skydivers over Gilbert, AZ when the plane caught fire. The skydivers jumped out, and Ryan was also miraculously able to get himself out and parachute to the ground. The plane crashed into a house, and incredibly enough the occupants were reportedly unharmed while their house was destroyed.
Ryan landed safely but has suffered burns and is currently in the hospital undergoing trauma evaluation. We have very few details currently; we know that he is alive but injured.
I started the fundraising page because I have no idea what the medical expenses will be for Ryan's recovery and care, not to mention the emotional trauma of enduring a plane crash. The initial expenses I anticipate are travel costs for our parents to fly to Arizona to be with him tomorrow, as well as potential loss of work as a result of this incident, and medical costs will follow.
I've chosen an arbitrary amount as the goal because it is required in order to create a fundraising page, but any amount at all is hugely appreciated.
Please keep Ryan in your prayers, for physical and emotional healing, and joing us in thanking God for protecting his life!
I will update as I can.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
Colton (for the entire Kilgore family)
- Linda Witt