My brother, Wyatt (son of Jon & Machella Breen), was in an ATV accident over the 4th of July weekend. He was out on a trail with some friends when his vehicle was hit from behind causing both ATVs to flip over and one to land on top of him. Luckily, one of his friends called 911 immediately. His location (5 miles out on a trail in the woods) made it difficult to get medical crews out to him. A helicopter attempted to land close to the trail but was unable to because of all the dust. He had to be transported by ambulance to the hospital in Sedalia. There he was stabilized and then life flighted by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia, MO.
A surgery team was waiting for Wyatt when he arrived and they were in surgery with him for over 6 hours. We found out that his femur was broken and his femoral artery had been nicked. The muscles in his leg had been without blood for too long. The doctors performed four fasciotomies on his leg to prevent having to amputate, but they were not optimistic.
Wyatt was in Surgical ICU for 4 days before being transferred to the Orthopedic floor. He has made huge improvements daily and been in great spirits. As of now, he has had 5 surgeries to repair the femur and save his leg. Saturday he had surgery to finish putting in the last screws in the rod in his femur and to perform a skin graft to close his incisions.
The doctors now say he will keep his leg. He's able to move it and feel it more everyday. It's going to be a long road to recovery. Once Wyatt goes home he will need to continue physical therapy and learn to walk again.
Any contribution to help with Wyatt's medical expenses will be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to share his story with others.
- Mike Fussa
- Gene Patterson
- Shakena Williams
- Bill Bohrn