Matt Branch, a husband and father of a 1 year old son, suffered a catastrophic wound on a duck hunting trip in Eagle Lake,MS. An accidental discharge from a shotgun struck him in the left leg resulting in massive blood loss and damage to his femoral artery as well as other vital vascular and muscle tissue. After several hours of surgery and massive blood transfusions the decision was made to amputate a portion of his left leg in order to save his life. Since the amputation Matt has undergone additional complex surgical procedures with several more to come. Normally, sustaining these injuries while in such a remote geographic area would be life ending for most any human being, but miraculously Matt has survived. He currently remains in critical condition in ICU and is fighting to recover. However, the recovery process will take a very long time, an abundance of love, support, and encouragement for Matt and his family to overcome this life changing accident.
Ultimately, we are so appreciative of the extraordinary care he has received to get him this far as well as each person involved in saving his life including the hunting party, the paramedics, the staff at River Regional and certainly Dr. Baldwin, and the incredible staff at University of Mississippi Medical Center.
On behalf of Matt, Liana, and Barrett Branch, we would like to extend our most sincere appreciation for the outpouring of love and these donated gifts. Your generosity will directly help to offset expenses incurred during this tragic time and could never be repaid.