On Saturday, September 1st, 11-year old Nick Ferrell, son of Carlos and Kristi, sustained 3rd-degree burns on over 47% of his body after an accident at his grandparents’ farm. After Nick was rushed to the hospital in Huntsville, he was quickly assessed and life-flighted to Shriners Burn Hospital for Children in Galveston. Nick has endured a grueling month of grafting surgeries and physical therapy. The Martinez family has also faced the challenges of balancing Nick’s care, the care and school schedules of their three other at home children, ages 9 through 16, the care and financial responsibilities of their two college age children as well as work. It has been a very trying month to say the least, but Nick is healing and handling the rigors of procedures related to his grafting surgeries and the like with admiral bravery. At this time, it is expected that Nick will be in the hospital for several more weeks, followed by months of follow-up appointments and therapy. Beyond that, there will be annual surgeries until at least his 18th birthday.
The emotional, physical and financial challenges posed by Nick’s extended stay at Shriners are very real and daunting. This GFM site has been established with the sincerest intentions of helping the Martinez family in the best way possible. There will be significant medical bills and travel expenses related to Nick’s treatments and recovery. There would be no better way to show your love and support for Nick and his family by making a donation to help them navigate through this tragedy.
When considering your ability to help this family, please keep in mind that Kristi and Carlos made one of the most admirable and selfless decisions when they adopted Nick, his two brothers and sister in 2014 growing their family to a total of 8 children. The Martinez’s have provided a loving home and have given selflessly of themselves while raising them.
The long-term outlook for Nick is good, but he will need your continued prayers and support. Your donation will help ease financial burdens they may face throughout his treatment and will be greatly appreciated.
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