To all who have asked about helping…
On 5/28/22 Ethan and Porter Hulme were on their way home from Decatur, TX from a ropin and Ethan blew a tire on the truck.
He rolled his truck and trailer multiple times. The trailer came unhooked from the truck. They were in the median on 287. Ethan had his seat belt on and when the truck stopped rolling it was upside down. He was unconscious but came to and got out of the truck as a man ran up and asked if he was ok. Ethan said he needed to find his little brother. Porter was ejected from the truck and underneath it. His arms were both pinned under the headache rack of the truck. He was unconscious.
Ethan and the guy tried to lift the truck off but couldn’t. The guy said we can’t do this and Ethan said “We have to try!”
He would not give up. That’s a warrior for you.
His back and arms and head full of cuts and full of broken glass, metal and whatever else the roof could offer and he never asked for anything. He lifted and pushed. Within about 75 seconds ( the longest 75 seconds of Ethan’s life) there were 10 or 12 motorists there and they all lifted the truck as Ethan pulled his unconscious 10 year old brother from underneath the one ton ford pickup. Ethan is a warrior and a leader.
A man was there that said he was a fireman, off duty, and leave Porter alone and he would take care of him till the ambulance arrived.
Ethan’s good black gelding was killed in the wreck but his good bay gelding somehow was out of the trailer and runnin down the median of 287. Ethan was the only one who could catch him. A local rancher picked up the horse and met me in Henrietta.
Ethan was released that night. He’s sore and beat up, but doing well.
Porter has broken ribs, a broken arm, broken collar bone and a broken shoulder blade and bruised lungs. He’s real beat up everywhere and has suffered a broken back in 4 vertebrae.
When the doc felt his legs last night and asked Porter will hopefully walk again, but only time will tell.
Once the enzymes in his liver and kidneys stabilize, we can get closer to surgery. Porter has a very long road ahead of him, but he is one tough little cowboy and he will press on!
As for my brother Scott and his amazing wife Kim, they are the hardest working, most genuine salt of the earth people. They would give you their last meal if it meant you being happier and healthier than them. Unfortunately, they are staring down the barrel of an intimidating future of medical expense to give Porter the medical care he needs to recover, with multiple surgeries ahead of him. Scott and Kim are both hard working self employed Individuals and do not have health insurance. If you have any to spare in this hard world we are living in right now, you can do so by donating here. The whole Hulme family would be so appreciative.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Please Pray for Porter!
The Hulme Family