His back is broken and he has some crushed vertebrae.
Thank God he is alive, can move, and will heal.
And thank God he had his helmet on.
He always does.
He is an amazing skier, very skilled. He was skiing with his buddies up at Snowbird, Utah when he was cut off by another skier or boarder, he became airborne and hit a tree.
Luckily ski patrol was nearby and was able to brace him and then rush him to the hospital.
My poor sister and brother-in-law. That had to be one of the worst phone calls to receive.
They were able to rush to the hospital right away.
Please say a prayer for him and that he has a quick recovery.
And please say a prayer for his family as I know they are sick with worry.
We love him so much and feel so helpless being so far away.
I wish I could be there to comfort my sister and help somehow....
Thoughts and prayers and lots of texts and phone calls will have to do.
He is a senior in high school, an accomplished swimmer, a stellar student, a wonderful son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend.
I am so glad and thankful that we still have him.
And I am so glad he always wears his helmet.