Brendan Kerr Support Fund

Friends and Family,

For anyone who hasn’t heard, about a week ago while working at Vail ski resort, as a ski instructor, Brendan was walking through the resort when he cut his hand by catching a pair of skis falling out of a rack. Nothing to stress over normally however, on Christmas Eve things took a turn for the worst. Brendan woke up with terrible pain in his hand and arm and it severely swelled. He ended up being admitted to the hospital that evening being told there was a severe infection in his hand and arm. They put him on antibiotics and were waiting on test results to determine what it was and how bad. Christmas morning, it was determined that he has a flesh eating bacteria called Necrotizing Fasciitis and they needed to take him into surgery right away. The infection has spread rapidly and is from his fingers all the way up to his chest. 1 out of 3 does not survive this. Thus far he has had 2 surgeries to clean out the infection and is scheduled for another one this evening. Brendan is fighting hard to get rid of this but is not out of the woods yet. He is under sedation and intubated to keep his body resting and so the doctors can continue to clean his infection. Brendan is an amazing man! He loves his job as a ski instructor and being around the kids he teaches. He is deeply missed on the mountain right now while he fights. Even once he is stable from the infection he will have a long road of recovery. We know that everyone wants to help and anything you can donate is GREATLY appreciated. We will give everyone a daily update on his condition. Thank you for the outpour of love and support from everybody.  We know he is strong and can fight through this!

Donations (0)

  • Gloria McMahon  
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • John Hague 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Stephen Carlat 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Anne Hintz 
    • $200 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Alexis Reid Tanton 
Craig, CO
Brendan John Kerr 
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