On January 28, 2020 tragedy struck. Brett was critically injured in a motorcycle accident with an SUV. He was transported to a trauma center where the doctors discovered his catastrophic injuries, but they were able to save his life. Brett spent three weeks in the ICU in critical condition with a broken neck, multiple spinal fractures, broken ribs, a collapsed lung, lacerated liver and a severe traumatic brain injury.
For those of you who may not know him, Brett is a kindhearted, loving and considerate husband, son and friend. He has a sweet soul, yet is strong-willed and always stays true to himself, no matter the situation. Adventurous and outgoing, Brett loves snowboarding, riding his motorcycle, gaming, or just enjoying a beer at his favorite spots. Most of all, he loves having fun with his beautiful wife Amanda. At 29 years old, Brett has so many incredible experiences awaiting him in the future.
He has a long journey of recovery and healing ahead. With his wife and family by his side, continually offering love and prayer, Brett remains in a minimally conscious state. His chances of a full recovery depend greatly on the quality of care he receives as his body works hard to heal! Brett requires multiple therapies and treatments several times a day to ensure the greatest opportunity for the fullest life possible. Brett will need the ultimate in care at a rehabilitation center that has an individually tailored program for his traumatic brain injury.
Brett's journey to recovery is going to be long and difficult for him and his family. His medical care costs have been estimated to be in the millions. Unfortunately, insurance covers only part of the extensive care Brett needs which means a lot of the financial strain and worry is put on his loved ones. This is a time when his wife needs to put her energy into his recovery and her own self-care while adjusting to this new way of life she and Brett will have for the foreseeable future. For that reason we ask for your help to support Brett's medical care fund. Specifically, his medical needs include equipment (such as a power wheelchair) physical and speech therapies, circulation and sensory stimulation exercises, as well as attendance from a qualified medical team at an appropriate facility for Brett.
This is the biggest challenge of Brett's life. He is battling through the trauma inflicted on him that fateful day in January. Brett is strong-willed and tough minded and with the help of his wife, family, friends and caring hearts in our community there's hope for Brett that he will again have an incredible life. #BrettsBattle