My name is Benjamin Thomas. Last November 9th I was climbing at a climbing gym in the Salt Lake area and fell 35' right onto my tailbone. My belayer lost control of the belay burnt her hand and let go of the brake hand after an announced fall. She has since never said sorry once!!!
At the time of the fall I was completely paralyzed below the waist! I occur an L1 burst fracture, which mean that L1 exploded into over 20+ pieces, several of which went straight into my spinal cord!
I have have 2 rods and 8 screws now holding me up forever! I am now walking but have permanent paralysis and complete lost of sensation in my lower legs, feet, bowel, bladder and so much more!
I have lost my job as a Wildland Firefighter for the Forest Service, this would of been my ninth season. I can not carry on a job at this time due to all of the complications, doctors appointments, and rehab!
I'm looking to raise funds to help with medical expenses, rehab and regular cost of living!
I'm still trying to remain active in the outdoors but it's become beyond hard! www.instagram.com/brokebackben_4.0