Hi Guys! This is Trey, Des’ brother. On October 23rd, 2020 around 11:30pm, my brother, Desmond (Junior) Patterson (16) and another student at Northwood High school, Brian (17), were driving near Old Graham Rd., Pittsboro when they abruptly collided with a tree, resulting in the unfortunate passing of Brian and leading Des to fight for his life at the childrens ICU unit at UNC Hospital.
Des is currently relying on lifesupport after suffering from severe brain damage caused by the impact of the wreck. With that, he’s undergone a few surgeries to remove a portion of his skull to relieve the trauma forced pressure on the brain, as well as assistance to breathe via ventilator. His left lung has collapsed and now has a tube to help drain the excess fluid around his lungs.
Since being admitted to the hospital, Des has unfortunately suffered two strokes; however, is slowly showing signs of improvement over time. He occasionally produces a cough and even twitches his thumb once in a while. I’ll continue to make updates as we hear more on my brother!
It would mean so much to Des and our family if you can contribute whatever you can to Des’ medical expenses. Please continue to send positive energy into the universe and keep Des in your prayers for a speedy recovery. All we can do is remain hopeful and leave it with God’s will. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and think about Desmond and our family.