He's just like any kid his age. He tries to be like his big brother and teases his younger sister. He loves helping Mom inside the home and working alongside Dad tending to the farm animals.
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, While helping with the slaughter of a pig that had been sold for its meat, Justin threw gasoline into an open fire which flashed back and severely burned his face and the top of one hand. In particular, the accident left 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his lips and eyes along with swelling in his airway.
After been turned away from two medical facilities due to the severeity of the injuries, Justin was life flighted from Spokane to Seattle where his initial treatment has already begun.
Doctors have informed the family that Justin will stay in ICU for approximately 5 days depending on surgery and grafting needs. After that he'll be moved to another ward for his long road to healing and recovery.
It goes without saying the family is totally devastated along with being scared and worried for their little son. No parent should have to deal with this sudden tragedy.
With your help, some of their stress and fear of the unknown for the future will be reduced while Justin (and his family) heals.
All donated funds will be used to help pay for the initial medical services, which includes the life flight trip from Spokane to Seattle, post-surgery treatment needs, and any follow-up visits that may be required.
The funds will also help with travel expenses as distance from the farm in Idaho to the hospital in Seattle is 650 miles round trip.
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