As a result of the accident, Wyatt sustained full thickness burns down to the bone on the right side of his face from the top of his head to his jawline, with major damage to his right eye and the right side of his nose, including full thickness burns to portions of his left hand and arm. Wyatt faces months of recovery and many complicated and unique reconstructive surgeries, and therapies to restore his face, save his vision, and regain the use of his left hand.
Wyatt is such an amazing young man! He always has a smile and a cheerful word for everyone he meets. His heart is as big and beautiful as the mountains he calls home. With a true servant's heart he is happiest serving his community of La Cueva, New Mexico. His father is the Volunteer La Cueva District Fire Chief and his mother is the Volunteer EMS Captain for the Sandoval County Fire Department - La Cueva District. Wyatt has been volunteering to serve his community from the time he could walk. In January of 2017 he became an official Junior Firefighter with the La Cueva Fire District in La Cueva, New Mexico. He recently completed his Wildland Firefighter II training and responded to his first working wildland fire this past November. His dream is to one day be a full-fledge Wildland Firefighter with the United States Forest Service.
Wyatt's mother is taking an extended leave of absence from her job as an EMT with the Albuquerque Ambulance Service (the job that provides the family's insurance) to be with Wyatt and provide for his full time care. This exended leave of absence will place great strain on the family finances. Our hope is to raise enough money to help pay the $1000 a month insurance premium as well as help offset the high impact the many intensive care medical bills and tertiary expenses that come with an extended hospital stay that is nearly 2 hours from their home.
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