Mathieu St-Pierre's Recovery Fund

On Thursday February 19, 2015 a young Canadian forestry worker, Mathieu St. Pierre, was involved in a logging accident at 7 am in the morning at Lake Souris, Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Quebec. Mathieu was rushed to the Montreal Trauma Center for medical care. In the accident he suffered damages to his diaphragm, punctured lung, his T-12 vertebra exploded, severe spinal cord damage at the same level, fractures to the ribs, damage to the aorta and pelvic fractures. Mathieu was put under a medical induced coma and placed on a ventilator to assist with breathing. He endured four major surgical operations late Thursday night and into early Friday morning. On Saturday, February 21, Mathieu was extubated. The next step involved trying to use an oxygen mask to assist him to breath. This went so well that they moved on to the use of a nasal cannula which was a success. They also successfully removed many drains: the one that drained the blood out of his lungs, the Jackson-Pratt that drained the fluids out of his surgery site and the nasal gastric tube which was in place to prevent nausea and vomiting. He was able to drink some water and to chew on ice at this time. He will be transferred to the trauma intermediate level where he can benefit from a private and calm room to recover. On Sunday, February 22, the Doctors informed Mathieu that he will never walk again. With such horrifying and traumatic news we must come together to provide not only prayers and support but funds to help him and his family with the expenses that they will incur throughout his recovery process.

Allo tout le monde. Mathieu a été transféré aux soins intermédiaires ce matin.Il a appris du médecin qu'il ne marchera plus.Il demeure toujours en grandes douleurs et très fatigué .Mais il reste conscient et communique verbalement.Il est capable de boire de l'eau seul. Gardons-le dans nos prières.
Here is the english translation as requested by hailey: Hi everyone. Mathieu was transferred to the intermediate care this morning. He learned of the physician that he will not work for them again. He was, and still is in great pain and very tired. But there is aware and communicates orally. He is able to drink water alone. Let's keep in our prayers.
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Hailey McMahon 
Grayling, MI
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