Kyle Schreckenberg Rehabilitation

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Raised by 78 people in 47 months
On Saturday, September 19, 2015, my 15-year old twin brothers, Chris, on left in photo, and Kyle, on right in photo, were out for a drive in a UTV when they lost control of the vehicle. It flipped on the driver's side where Kyle was sitting, and slid approximately 30 feet. Chris sustained minor injuries, but Kyle was not so lucky.

Kyle's left arm was crushed, and a large artery in that arm was severed. Chris, his older brother by just seven minutes, was a true hero that day. With his bare hands, Chris put pressure around the artery to prevent too much bleeding. Luckily before long, a car came and the driver called 911 and handed Chris a towel to wrap around Kyle’s arm. When paramedics arrived and approached Chris, he refused any sort of medical treatment, telling them “Don’t help me, help my brother.”

Kyle was air lifted to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. The attending doctor said Kyle had sustained the worst injuries from an ATV/UTV accident he had ever seen. In his left arm, along with the severed artery, Kyle had severely broken his humerus and elbow. On his right hand, he had broken his thumb and two fingers.

When Kyle went back for emergency surgery, they told us the heartbreaking news that they would have to amputate his right index and middle fingers. Initially, they thought they'd have to amputate his left arm but thanks to the skilled surgeons at Cardinal Glennon, they were able to save it by transferring an artery from his leg to allow bloodflow.

In the following two weeks, he had three more surgeries, resulting in two bars that hold his humerus together, 12 screws that hold his elbow together, and two pins in his right thumb. He came home October 3rd without the use of either of his hands.

My brother is still is in high spirits after everything he's been through. He's told everyone numerous times that he’s ready to get the healing process done because he is going to work out to prepare for his junior year of high school football. He is a very tough kid and shows no signs of quitting.

My family is extremely thankful that Kyle is still with us -- the EMTs on the scene that day were completely surprised to find out he survived. But in the months and years ahead, Kyle will most likely have more surgeries, and will need a lot of therapy to adjust to his new way of life.

Many have prayed for Kyle and the rest of my family, and the prayers have been helping tremendously. But now I have one more favor to ask. If anyone would be willing to donate to help my family pay for Kyle’s medical and upcoming therapy bills, I would be forever in your debt.

Anything would help, even the smallest donation of a dollar. It all adds up.
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Yesterday marked a month since Chris and Kyle's UTV accident. One of his many goals he wanted to accomplish every since that day was stand on the sidelines of his final JV football game with his coaches and teammates. Some people thought it would be too soon to go from being air lifted to the hospital and two weeks spent in the hospital to be standing for an extended period on the sidelines of a football game. Kyle took that as motivation and worked to recover faster and he stood on those sidelines last night only one month after being air lifted to the hospital. He other goal for next season is to step back on the field with pads on the shoulders, hand in the dirt, and #57 on his back.
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Kyle went to the hospital today and they took out all his stitches in his hand. He's a tough ass guy to say the least.
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I would like to send a thank you out to the St.Louis Rams organization, their cheerleaders, and defensive tackle Michael Brockers for the signed football and calendars they sent my brother in the mail today. His eyes lit up and it put a smile on his face when he saw what was in the box. Thank you again.
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Kyle went to the hospital today and they took his wound vac off his left arm. It was a painful process but he didn't let it effect his spirits.
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Kevin Schreckenberg
47 months ago

I didn't want to mention the man's name that called 911 in the article because I didn't know how he would feel about it, but now I feel like I have to. Jake Fahrner the first person to send a generous donation for my little brother is the same man that ultimately saved his life with the 911 call. My family already owes him for what he has done and he continues to give help.

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Raised by 78 people in 47 months
Created October 3, 2015
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LE
$209
Luke Estes
41 months ago
$100
Anonymous
45 months ago (Monthly Donation)
SW
$50
STEVEN WALLER
45 months ago (Monthly Donation)
AH
$25
Andrea & Matt Howard
46 months ago

We are thinking about you and praying for you during your recovery!

$100
Anonymous
46 months ago (Monthly Donation)
SW
$50
STEVEN WALLER
46 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$50
Mendi Lawson, RN
46 months ago

I had the honor of caring for you. You are a brave, strong and determined young man. Seeing your strength and the support of your family will stay with me for a lifetime!!! Good luck in your recovery!!

AL
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Anna LaMonica
46 months ago
BG
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Brad Goacher
46 months ago
$50
Kathy & Dennis Carron
46 months ago

We're praying and pulling for you, Kyle!

Kevin Schreckenberg
47 months ago

I didn't want to mention the man's name that called 911 in the article because I didn't know how he would feel about it, but now I feel like I have to. Jake Fahrner the first person to send a generous donation for my little brother is the same man that ultimately saved his life with the 911 call. My family already owes him for what he has done and he continues to give help.

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