Hi . My name is Phyllis. I am asking for donations to help my son Curt Anderson with medical costs.
My oldest son Curt Anderson was seriously injured when a horse fell on his left leg during a rodeo in Missouri on Sept 2. We are grateful that the medical personnel were able to restart his heart after it stopped. His left leg was injured from the top of his thigh to his ankle. The saddle horn on the horse drove into the top of his thigh and his groin.
We are also grateful that his three leg operations prevented amputation, although his damaged nerves will not grow back and his muscles in that leg will take a long time to regrow.
As of Sept. 26 Curt continues his hospitalization in Springfield, Missouri accompanied by the love of his life Carla Gann. After his eight-day stay in trauma intensive care he has been in a private room. Initially he received 24-hour kidney dialysis but has been reduced to a three weekly treatment recently. We hope his kidneys will begin functioning normally after the residue from damage to his leg muscle and nerve tissue is removed.
Curt has been part of the rodeo community for many years as a bull fighter, pickup man, active participant in horse sales around the country and helping set up rodeos working for rodeo companies supplying rough stock for events.
Because rodeo participation is considered a dangerous activity most health insurance companies will not cover medical costs related to rodeo. Curt does not have insurance for the high cost of this hospitalization.
Curt’s recovery will prevent his return to work for some time. His Carla was scheduled to start a new job after the rodeo in Missouri. She has been with him the entire time and will continue to be by his side as he slowly recovers. He also has a 12-year-old son Cannon Anderson who loves to go to rodeos with Curt and Carla. The family lives in Laurel Montana which is about 15 miles from Billings. Curt’s hospitalization in Missouri is more than 1,100 miles from their home in Montana.
Any contribution you can make to help this family will be very appreciated.