I am Kimberly, a part of Tyler's family.
Tyler, son of Rob Rowland and Amanda Larkin and step son of Sheri (Boje) Rowland, had a horrific accident June 19th on his way home from a fishing tournament in Valentine. He fell asleep and side swiped a semi a couple of miles north of North Platte.
Not only did the accident destroy his pickup, boat and all his fishing equipment, Tyler amassed numerous injuries to his body. He was removed from his pickup with the Jaws of Life and airlifted to Denver Health with very extensive injuries that included a severe vascular laceration to his left arm, a broken femur and a broken tibia to left leg. Along with a torn tendon in his right elbow.
He had surgery to repair his left arm laceration, followed by a second surgery to place two rods in his left leg running the entire length of this leg along with surgical repair of the right elbow tendon. He still does not have movement of his left hand.
Tyler will be in Denver Hospital and his dismisal date is unknown at this time. WhenTyler is able to come home, he will have months and months of extensive rehab ahead of him.
Tyler just graduated this year from high school with intentions of going on to school. He is a talented young man just getting started with his life and worked so hard to buy his pickup, boat and all his fishing equipment. He is just a darn good kid who stays out of trouble and is paying an awful price.
Although his parents have insurance the hospital and travel expenses will far exceed their coverage.
Any help that Tyler receives will be so much appreciated during this dark time.
Funds recieved will begin going towards medical and travels exspenses immediately.