Mason Branstrator Medical & Lifetime Care

Mason sustained a broken back (at T 11 & T12) and spinal cord injury on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Spirit Mountain while skiing with his girlfriend.  He had emergency surgery that evening by Dr. Terzic (neurosurgeon) and we are so deeply appreciative to him and to his team and the folks who cared for Mason at Essentia.

Mason is a gifted runner and was captain of the varsity soccer team last year (as a junior). He is known as the defender that runs like the wind. 

Mason has a big heart and is known by all as a person who is inclusive, kind, and loving. As a captain and player, his positive spirit and attitude were inspirational to the team. Mason is also a talented artist, already drawing and painting pieces for friends and family and creating merchandise. 

Mason was hospitalized until Wednesday, January 27 at Essentia Pediatric ICU. On that day he was moved via air ambulance to the Craig Hospital in Engelwood, CO. Upon arrival we were immediately grateful that we had chosen to come to Craig for rehab. 

Although we have excellent insurance, we know that not all care will be covered in network and that there will be many unanticipated needs down the road and for the rest of Mason's life. We understand from the many SCI (spinal cord injury) resources and friends, that he will heal a lot and make a great deal of progress and yet will always have some specific needs due to his injury.

All monies raised for Mason will be utilized for Mason and held in a separate fund for him. Any remaining monies will be applied to his college fund and future living expenses.

Donations (997)

  • Sabina Keller
    • $20 
    • 1 d
  • Amy Laderer
    • $1,000 
    • 12 d
  • Valerie DeJongh
    • $100 
    • 25 d
  • Brooks Steffy
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous
    • $40 
    • 2 mos


Stacy Crawford
Duluth, MN

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