My 22 year old son, Atreyu Hunter, was in a bad accident on May 30, 2017 on his way to work in Tupelo at Kermits Outlaw Kitchen(KoK). The driver that hit him states that he was blinded by the sunlight, hit his brakes that then locked up and his vechile went left of center causing his 2000 Surban 3500 to go up and over Trey's 1987 Honda Accord pinning him in the vechile. We have since learned that the person that hit him was unlicensed to drive and had no car insurance.
It took roughly an hour to extricate Trey from the car and then he was life-flighted 3 miles to North Mississipi Medical Center where they called me in Ohio to tell me he was in critical condition, had 2 chest tubes in his left side, a massive bleed in his abdomen that they couldnt stop, a broken (shattered) left arm/elbow and 2 major cuts to his lower legs. They told me he was going immediately to surgery to try to save his life. I called my husband that was visiting family in California and picked up my daughter who lives in Fort Wayne and then drove, with a friend, the 12 hours to get to my son's side.
Once here I was told he CODED during surgery and they were able to get him backbefore the left surgery, but at that point and time they didnt know if he would make the night. Trey eventually throughout the night was given 17 units of blood and blood products. He has since had 2 more major surgeries, multiple Ct Scans and MRIs. He was in ICU for 15 days and was heavily sedated in a medically induced coma for the first week and on the ventilator to help him breathe until last night. Today, June 13, Trey was moved to a STEP-DOWN unit.
We do know that he needs extensive occupational, physical, and speach therapy. He still has a tube in his nose to feed him. Prior to the accident Trey loved life in Mississippi; living his dream as a chef at a locally owned resturant, KOK (Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen) as their primary dessert and bread maker. He is absolutely in love with his girlfriend, Hannah, and when not at work can be found spending his time with her or at his grandparents houseboat in Fulton, Ms.
Through no fault of his own, Atreyu now is facing massive medical bills and months in therapy to get back to his normal day to day routine. Any type of help would be greatly appreciated, to include well wishes and prayers for a fast and full recovery.
I will be sure to update his progress as he continues this long and arduous journey in his young life. Thank you for all the continued love and support,
- Kenzie Rayl
- Jake Maher
- Matthew Wilcox
- Bobbie Hodges
Organizer and beneficiary
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